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.”