Tuesday, February 14, 2012

It's times like this that make a Dad want to cry...

..Oliver Stone's son converts to Islam in Iran

Sean Stone, son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam on Tuesday in Iran, where he is making a documentary, he told AFP.

"The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with. It means I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets," he said in a brief telephone call from the central Iranian city of Isfahan, where he underwent the ceremony.

Sean Stone's famous father is Jewish, while his mother is Christian.

The 27-year-old filmmaker did not say why he converted.

According to Iran's Fars news agency, Sean Stone had become a Shiite and had chosen to be known by the Muslim first name Ali.

Sean/Ali Stone has acted in minor roles in several of his father's films, and has directed a handful of documentaries.

He evidently wasn't raised in the tenants of Chrisitanity or Judaism.


1 comment:

Aged parent said...

Well, if he was raised in the tenets of Christianity he would hardly be sympathetic to the Jewish faith, which is the antithesis of Christianity. I suspect he had very little upbringing at all, or if he had it is likely the Jewishness of his father predominated.

But going from being a Jew, which is one unbaptized, to a Muslim, which is another one unbaptized, leaves him still in a spiritual void, to say the least. I wonder what type of Christian his mother was.