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.”
Oliver Stone smeared Vietnam veterans with his movie Platoon, fed the maws of conspiracy wackjobs with his film JFK, paid homage to dictator Fidel Castro with Comandante and Looking for Fidel, and made the requisite Hate Bush production, W. He’s also a big fan of Hugo Chavez.
Since imbecility is a genetic trait in Stone’s family, you’ll be delighted to know that Sean Stone thinks Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is ‘misunderstood’ and Iran should have all the nukes it wants.
Much of Islamic philosophy involves killing ‘infidels and unbelievers’. Unless Oliver Stone converts, he may end up on a hit list.