Skip to comments.Oliver Stone’s Son Converts to Islam, Defends Iranian Regime
Posted on 03/04/2012 2:43:03 PM PST by geraldmcg
It is a common misconception that Allah is the same as the Biblical Jehovah/Yahweh. The name "Allah" was applied to a pagan Mid-Eastern tribal god long before Mohammed appeared on the scene. -- FaithIssues editor
The son of controversial filmmaker Oliver Stone converted to Islam in the Iranian city of Isfahan on Valentines Day, then met with Irans leaders and declared his solidarity with their nuclear ambitions.
I am a Jewish Christian Muslim, Sean Stone told CNNs Piers Morgan on February 23rd. I want to be able to understand all three religions and have a dialog with people all across the board. We dont need to fight each other because of the book.
Seans father won several Academy Awards for films such as Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July, but has also stirred opposition due to his friendships with Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Venezuelas Hugo Chavez.
When Sean told his father he converted to Islam, Oliver said, Allah be with you, Sean stated on CNN.
Seans personal ancestry is Jewish; he was baptized a Christian, and his father is a Buddhist. He doesnt believe he actually converted to Islam; he holds the view that all three monotheistic religions worship the same God.
Conversion is an interesting word because I dont believe you can convert from one God from the same God, he told Fox411. Ive also believed in the same Judeo-Christian God. I think its a misunderstanding of Islam to say that Allah is a different God. Its a different name for the same one. So I accepted Islam. And I think its an important move.
After his acceptance of Islam, Sean adopted the Islamic name Ali. He decided to follow the Shiite branch of Islam over the Sunni branch due to a revelation he received in Isfahan, the former capital of Persia and Irans third largest city.
After a series of meetings with Irans leaders, including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he said he believes Ahmadinejad is not a fanatic and has merely been misunderstood. In the meetings, he advised Irans leaders to soften their rhetoric.
I was able to say, Lets stop this down with America slogan and try Down with Empire. People around the world can get on board with the down with empire concept, Sean told them.
Sean doesnt believe reports that Ahmadinejad wants to wipe Israel off the map. He believes they want an orderly dissolution of the Jewish state.
Where is he currently threatening to destroy Israel, thats my question? Sean asked CNNs Morgan. The dissolution of the Israeli state is like saying we want the dissolution of the Soviet Union. I dont think anyone is going to launch nuclear weapons to achieve it. You can do it through other means like dialog. We need to have a dialog about the two state solution.
When Foxs Bill OReilly asked Sean if he was at peace with Iran possessing nuclear weapons, he said, I am, because its a republic. And there are factions and its very much like this country. Theres a lot of unrest inside that country from the economic point of view. I think there could be an Occupy Tehran coming in the next months or years because its a dynamic place.
Sean disagrees with the provocative statements made by Ahmadinejad in which he denied the holocaust, yet feels thats inconsequential in light of current problems. Regardless if he believes in the holocaust or not, it doesnt justify the occupation of the West Bank and the fact that the Palestinian situation has not been resolved. I dont care if he believes in the holocaust.
In his meeting with Ahmadinejad Sean pointedly asked whether they are developing a nuclear weapon. No bomb, Irans president replied.
Sean hopes to be a voice that will help bring peace to the Middle East. I dont want to see our country go to war and if its going to be over the potential threat that Iran is toIsrael. I would say thats a complete lie, he told CNNs Morgan.
If Israel attacks Iran preventatively, Russia will not stand by and let this happen
it would destabilize the region. You will radicalize the Sunni and Shiite divisions even more
its potentially World War III were looking at.
Uh, O.K. Sean, now go back to your bong.
If Sean Stone gets stoned, will he be stoned for getting stoned?
Rock on Sean!
Heart of Stone and head full of rocks. Another hollyweird leftist lunatic ping.
Why does it not surprize that Olie Stones offspring would be screwed up?
They’re all Middle Eastern religions that vary only in the details. Why any modern-day American wants to go rushing back into the Bronze age for any ancient mumbo-jumbo is beyond me.
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