Thursday, February 16, 2012

Oliver Stone's son converts to Islam in Iran

Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- The son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone converted to Islam in a ceremony in central Iran, a national news agency reported.

Sean Stone became a Shiite Muslim in the city of Esfahan Tuesday and chose Ali as his new Islamic name, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported.

"The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with," Stone told Fars News Agency. "It means I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets."

He did not say why he converted. Stone, 27, is also a filmmaker and has collaborated on his father's projects. His father is Jewish and his mother, Christian.

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