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PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 08:  Director Oliver Stone speaks onstage during the 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 8, 2011 in Palm Springs, California.  (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images For PSFF) PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 08: Director Oliver Stone speaks onstage during the 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 8, 2011 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images For PSFF)  

Oliver Stone’s son converts to Islam in Iran

Muhammad has a new follower. On Tuesday, filmmaker Oliver Stone’s son, Sean Stone, converted to Islam in Iran.

According to the Persian service of the Fars News Agency, Stone adopted the name Ali upon becoming a Shiite Muslim.

“The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with. It means I have accepted Muhammad and other prophets,” Stone told AFP.

Stone is reportedly making a documentary in the country.

Stone’s father is Jewish, his mother is Christian.

According to the Tehran Times, in order to convert one must recite the shahada, or the Islamic “profession of the faith,” and believe it in order to convert to Islam: “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger.”

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