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Forum Post: US actor, director Sean Stone converts to Islam in Iran

Posted 6 years ago on Feb. 14, 2012, 3:53 p.m. EST by smmv2005 (106)
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American actor and documentary filmmaker Sean Stone, son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam during a religious ceremony in Iran.

Stone became a Shia Muslim and chose to be known by the Muslim first name Ali as announced at the ceremony held in the Iranian historical city of Isfahan on February 14.

"The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with,” Stone said.

“It means I have accepted Mohammad (PBUH) and other prophets," he added in a brief telephone call.

Born to a Jewish father and Christian mother, Stone did not say why he converted to Islam.

Stone who visited Iran several months ago said he needed to know more about Persian culture and civilization and become familiar with Iranian traditions and rituals.

Stone referred to Iran as one of Asia's major filmmaking centers saying that he “would like to introduce Persian culture and civilization to the West.”

The 27-year-old filmmaker is a graduate of history from Princeton University and has collaborated on many of his father's projects such as the 2004 Alexander. He has also directed a handful of documentaries.

Sean is not the first renowned celebrity who has converted to Islam. The English singer and songwriter Cat Stevens converted to Islam in 1977 and adopted the name Yusaf Islam.

The prominent boxer Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.) also converted to Islam in 1964.




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[-] 3 points by wellhungjury (296) 6 years ago

He is free to do what he chooses. Good luck to him.

[-] 2 points by tbuontempo (194) from Jersey City, NJ 6 years ago

What does this have to do with Occupy Wall Street?

[-] 1 points by freedomanddemocracy (72) 6 years ago

Another lost soul of the children of the rich, who seek what the majority of normal people already have, peace and acceptance of who and what they are! They seek because all their lives they have been lavished with a lifestyle that gave them everything, and now seek something that is totally alien and fascinating to them. Islam does not teach tolerance or acceptance, it is not a religion that tolerates freedom or expression. It does not tolerate equal justice and treatment to women, and advocates little children and women to blow themselves up as martyrs. It's funny how these clergy and supporters of this violent religion ask women and children to blow themselves up and don't do it themselves??????

[-] 1 points by ineptcongress (648) 6 years ago

what? you don't think the Islamic edict "convert to Islam or kill the Kafirs (unbelievers)" is tolerant and acceptable? ha! it's not even decent or civilized, it's barbaric and inhumane.

[-] 1 points by rickrick37841 (2) 6 years ago

plz watch this has to do with your true freedom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OfiSdaIJl4

[-] 1 points by Francisco (2) from New York, NY 6 years ago

Wish most Christian American in occupy wallstreet are not scared in confronting the police. We in Europe laugh when we see a bunch of police frighten many many protesters. mommy boys...

[-] 1 points by hamalmang (722) from Lebanon, PA 6 years ago

I hope someday I can be an irrelevant badass like you.

[-] 1 points by fairforall (279) 6 years ago


(cat stevens rocks)

[-] 1 points by smmv2005 (106) 6 years ago

Friends, all of you can travel to Iran and see reality of Islam and Iran with your eyes. I think it's a good suggestion for you to find the truth.

USA, Europe and Israel authorities cheat world peoples. Iran is not that thing they introduce to them.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 6 years ago

How many Jews are in Iran?
How many Jews 30 years ago?
..............................................................................Thats the truth to find
How many Jews hold elected office in Iran?
How many moslems hold office in USA?
How many moslems hold office in Israel?
..............................................................................Thats the truth to find

[-] 1 points by smmv2005 (106) 6 years ago

Do you know the real muslem is?

Every one who say i' m a muslem is a muslem?!!!

How many brains USA and Europe have stolen from other countries with paper dollars?!!!

Do you see "Arrivals" Documentary series?!!!!

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 6 years ago

In America, we have the freedom to define ourselves individually.
If I say "I am a muslem" then I am a muslem.
How is it in your country?
FYI- there are many muslims in the Israeli legislature and there is at least one in the American legislature - Kieth Ellison
How many Jews are in your legislature?
FYI- can you specify the name of any brains stolen by America?

and NO! - America is not always right and good and Iran is not always bad and wrong but Iran's ayatollah & president are crazy

Do you know if Iran's nuclear program is only for peaceful uses?

Privately many Jews in Iran complain to foreign reporters of "discrimination, much of it of a social or bureaucratic nature." The Islamic government appoints the officials who run Jewish schools, most of these being Muslims and requires that those schools must open on Saturdays, the Jewish Sabbath. Criticism of this policy was the downfall of the last remaining newspaper of the Iranian Jewish community which was closed in 1991 after it criticized government control of Jewish schools.

[-] -2 points by tomahawk99 (-26) 6 years ago

Iran is such a peaceful country, before the USA, Europe and Israel interfered, there were rivers of chocolate and all the little kids played happily with flowers and puppies. Not really, kill Mamoud Imadinnerjacket and all the Iranian leadership, let the Iranian people then fix their country. Most muslim countries are failed states, Iran is at the top of the list.

[-] 0 points by smmv2005 (106) 6 years ago

An amalgam of Lies.

See this site for truth:



[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 6 years ago

Reza Khalili (pseudonym), a former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, has reported the latest restatement of the Iranian Shiite theocracy’s Jew-annihilationist jihadism:
Calling Israel a danger to Islam, the conservative website Alef, with ties to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the opportunity must not be lost to remove “this corrupting material. It is a ‘jurisprudential justification’ to kill all the Jews and annihilate Israel, and in that, the Islamic government of Iran must take the helm.”
The article, written by Alireza Forghani, an analyst and a strategy specialist in Khamenei’s camp, now is being run on most state-owned sites, including the Revolutionary Guards’ Fars News Agency, showing that the regime endorses this doctrine.

Putatively (and perversely), these genocidal pronouncements are a “response” to Israel’s own planned efforts to thwart Iran’s longstanding, repeatedly expressed desire to destroy the Jewish state and “Zionists” (i.e., non-dhimmi Jews) in general. Shiite Iran’s obsessive calls for the destruction of Israel and the mass murder of Jews are driven by a deeply rooted theological Islamic anti-Semitism.

[-] 1 points by B76RT (-357) 6 years ago

islam is a politcal system ( fascism) masquerading as a religion.

[-] 1 points by smmv2005 (106) 6 years ago

Just come to Iran and watch the truth with your eyes.

[-] 0 points by B76RT (-357) 6 years ago

iran? the country that murdered it's own people in the streets of tehran when they stood up for freedom because of the phoney/fake election of ahmadinejad in 2009? that iran?

[-] 1 points by smmv2005 (106) 6 years ago

The period of these Big Lies is over. Peoples are awake.

American and Israel Leaders (= Zions = 1%) make these BIG Lies, for Deaf and Blind peoples.

[-] 0 points by B76RT (-357) 6 years ago

what lies, the whole world saw the live streaming of the the govt murdering ts own people when they portoresrted the rigged election of ahmadinijad.

[-] 1 points by smmv2005 (106) 6 years ago

My brother, Most of these videos are phony and fake, such as killing Neda Agha Soltan, that was a street theater. Many of those events have simulated with themselves, then record them With things like mobile devices and upload to YouTube.

Why do you eat the lure of these liars?

Don't trust any thing that they show you in their news channels, most of them are dummy.

[-] -1 points by B76RT (-357) 6 years ago

They were not phoney, they were not fake .What was phoney and rigged was the election of a madman endorsed by the equally insane mullahs. The people were rioting BECAUSE they knew who they voted for and it was NOT ahmadinijad.

[-] 1 points by smmv2005 (106) 6 years ago

At 22 Bahman in Tehran AND other Cities of Iran, We answered to your claims.

read this post :


[-] -1 points by B76RT (-357) 6 years ago

the mullahs backed amadinijad, the "election " was a fake. the good people of iran who knew the election results were phoney were murdered by govt.

[-] 1 points by smmv2005 (106) 6 years ago

How many are these good peoples in Iran?

We are 24 millions who chose Ahmadinijad.

Iran isn't Just Tehran.

[-] 0 points by B76RT (-357) 6 years ago

the riots happened on other places inside iran. if you actually voted for amedinejad you're dumber than dirt.

[-] 1 points by smmv2005 (106) 6 years ago

How many people?!! 1000? 10000? 100000?

Iran has about 75000000 population. Just a few of them are fans of Moossawi now.

Code name "fraud" had used for the velvet revolution in Iran.

[-] 1 points by smmv2005 (106) 6 years ago

I wish my friends in this forum read Islamic books (Shia) and think about them, to find the real cause of all their miseries...


[-] 0 points by bensdad (8977) 6 years ago

Join the religion of peace

MUSLIM WARS 624-2005

624 Jihad allowed. Mohammed leads or commands 65 military campaigns in ten years.
624 Mohammed leads and commands the Battle of Badr against the Meccans. 22 prisoners are beheaded “by the hand of Ali”.
625 Mohammed leads and commands the Battle of Uhud
626 Mohammed command the “action against Banu Nazair”
627 Mohammed leads and commands the battle of the Trench
627 Mohammed declares that Jews are “are a people without understanding transformed into apes and swine…racing each other in sin and rancor…. Evil indeed are their works.” This is the point, according to modern Islamic extremists, at which a worldwide war between Jews and Moslems began.
627 Mohammed commands an attack against the Jewish Banu Quraiza. After the Banu Quraiza Jews surrendered, all the men were beheaded, the women and children taken as slaves, and the property distributed as booty
629 Mohammed leads and commands the Battle of Khaibar
629 Mohammed commands a troop of 3,000 to attack Mootah, the first attack of Islam against an Arab-Christian outpost of the Byzantine Empire
630 Mohammed leads the Conquest of Mecca
630 The Battle of Hunayn—the last battle Mohammed led personally. 631 Expedition to Tabuk
632 Mohammed, on his deathbed, orders Usama to head north and attack the Syria
633-640 Muslim Arabs conquered Syria & Iraq 637 Battle of Al-Qadisiyyah—Arabs defeat Sasanian Persians and sack their capital Ctesiphon, the home base of Nestorian Christianity—conquest of most of Iraq 637 Conquest of Christian and Jewish Jerusalem 642 The battle of Navahand—Islam completes its conquest of Persia/Iran and Iraq 639-642 The Arab conquest of Egypt, only some 20 years after the rise of Islam 642-705 The conquest of North Africa—the Maghreb (Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria)
705 The Jewish Western Sudanese Queen Dahia-Al Kahina, dies after fighting against the Arab incursion in North Africa, driving the Arab army northward into Tripolitania.
711-713 Conquest of Spain and Occupation of southwestern France
718 Moslem invasion of Aquitaine and Provence.
750 Islam penetrates southeast Asia through Aceh
751 Battle of Talas—Islam vs China
979-1030 Mahmud of Ghazna—an Afghan Moslem-- attacks India repeatedly, destroys temples, forces conversions
1050 Islamic conquests in Nigeria.
1164 Saladin mounts three campaigns against the Crusaders.
1174 Saladin conquers Damascus
1330 Oz Beg (Uzbek), Khan of the Golden Horde, converts to Islam, spreading Islam through most of central and northern Asia
1389 Moslem Turks defeat the Hungarians at Kosovo
1396 Moslem Turks take Nikopol, a key trade and mining center in the Ukraine
1453 Moslem conquest of Constantinople by Sultan Muhammad.
1463 Ottoman Turks conquer Bosnia.
1526 Pest, in Hungary, falls to the Turks
1530 onward the Somali Imam Ahmed Ibraham al-Ghazi pulls off many a victory in trying to take Christian Abyssinia. The Abyssinians call on the Portuegese for help.
1530-1780 In the opinion of Dr. Mohsin Farooqi, “Europe [was] under Muslim Rule.” More than a million Europeans are taken as slaves
1538 “In 1538, the Turkish Navy defeated the combined naval force of Spain, Venice (Italy) and Pope, a number of times. This made them master of Mediterranean Sea.”
1539 Sher Khan, an Afghan, defeats the Moghul Emperor Humayan
1541 Buda in Hungary is conquered by the Turks
1571 Battle of Lepanto--one of the biggest naval battles in history. 200 war galleys from a combined Spanish, Venetian, Italian, and papal navy, ships carrying 30,000 fighters, defeat the Islamic fleet of the Ottomans
1575-1769 Redemptionist priests purchase the freedom of 15,500 Christian slaves taken in raids on European lands by the Navy of the Islamic Jihad.
1622-1644 7,000 English abducted from British beaches and from ships by the Islamic Navy of Jihad.
1631 Islamic Navy of Jihad raids Baltimore in Ireland,
1640 Islamic Navy of Jihad mounts attacks on Cornwall and enslaves 3,000 inhabitants in a year.
1628-1634 The Islamic Navy in the Mediterranean takes 80 French ships and enslaves 1,331 European men and women.
1677 the Wolof tribes in Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Northern Guinea on the Atlantic coast of Africa are conquered and forced to accept Islam.
1683 Battle of Vienna--Ottoman Empire ceases to be Europe's only superpower--but becomes a major power whose influence can make or break alliances
1690 The Turks drive the Austrians out of Bulgaria and Transylvania and retake Belgrade and Nis (in Montenegro)
1738 Nadir Shah invades Afghanistan and takes its capital, Kandahar. Then he invades India, attacks Delhi, and carries off unbelievable amounts of loot, including the Peacock Throne and the 108 carat Koh-i-Noor diamond
1758 Ahmad Shah loots Delhi
1764: Conversion to Islam of Areadi Gaya, ruler of Futa Toro--a Fulani area in Senegal.
1828 The Brits are driven out of Mombasa, in 1828 and don't bother to return.
1840 The Sultan of Zanzibar takes control of Mombassa.
1865 David Livingstone sees the slaughter of 400 villagers by slave traders and writes a vivid letter about it that creates outrage in Britain and inspires the British to stop the slave-raiding and slave-trading controlled from Moslem Zanzibar.,
1874-1876 The Sultan of Somalia, Sultan Dhahar, attacks Christian Abyssinia and expels the Christians of Galgala, destroying their churches,
1968 Founding of The Moro National Liberation Front in the Philippines and the beginning of a battle for Moslem “autonomy” that would leave 50,000 dead, and would be backed by Libya and Iran.
1976 Pakistan’s Zulfikar Ali Bhutto announces his plan to build an ‘Islamic Bomb’, “a bomb for defense of all Islamic Countries.”
1990 In July, the Jama'at al Muslimeen under the control of Imam Yasin Abu Bakr attempts a violent coup in Trinidad and Tobago to establish a Moslem extremist state. Jama'at al Muslimeen is still in business today.
1996-2005 Westerners first read the word “madrassa” when this form of extremist, Saudi-backed religious school educates and graduates the leaders of Afghanistan’s Taleban. Later it turns out that the Saudis have established these “suicide bomber factories” in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, the Balkans, Western Europe, and North America., It also turns out that the Jamia Binoria society of madrassas in Karachi, Pakistan, is attracting foreign students from 30 countries, including the US, and educating them in Saudi-style Wahabi extremism.
1999 The Philippine Moro National Liberation Front buys 10,000 M16 automatic rifles and grenades from North Korean dealer Lim Kyu-do. It also puts a down payment on North Korean mini-submarines.
1999 September 4, “a car bomb detonated outside an apartment building housing Russian soldiers in the city of Buinaksk, in the province of Dagestan. 64 people were killed and dozens of others were wounded. Russia blamed Chechen separatists, who would days later invade the province from neighboring Chech nya.”
1999 September 8, “300 kg to 400 kg of explosives detonated on the ground floor of an apartment building in southeast Moscow. The nine-story building was destroyed, killing 94 people inside and wounded 150 others.
1999 September 16 truck bomb “outside a nine-story apartment complex in the southern Russian city of Volgodonsk, killing 17 people.”
2000 Islamic militants mount an intense bombing campaign in South Africa
2001 May 5. Muslim militants converge on the Moluccas, the spice islands of Indonesia, to defend Moslems against “a Christian conspiracy”. Thousands are killed.
2001 March 22 Anti-slavery groups report that there are 27 million modern slaves “From Khartoum to Calcutta, from Brazil to Bangladesh”. Most seem to be in Islamic countries.
2003 June 5 Two female suicide bombers detonate themselves at a rock concert near Moscow killing 14.
2003 October 23. Roughly 1,000 audience members are taken hostage when mahahedin chanting, “We love death more than you love life” take over an entire Moscow theater—the Dubrovka. 130 die.
2003 Police in the Indian hill resort of Kud arrest a young driver and his girlfriend—couriers carrying $100,000 in American donations to finance a never-ending Jihad in Kashmir.
2004-2005 Arab Janjaweed tribesmen prey on the black Islamic population of their own country—the Shariah-run nation of Sudan. “Janjaweed, Arab militias armed by the government, have carried out ethnic cleansing, systematic rape” and enslavement.,
2004 In Amsterdam, a 26-year-old Dutch Moroccan shoots filmmaker Theo Van Gogh while Van Gogh is bicycling. “I know definitely that you, Oh America, will go down. I know definitely that you, Oh Europe, will go down. I know definitely that you, Oh Netherlands, will go down.”
2004 March 11 thirteen bombs on commuter trains triggered to go off simultaneously at height of Madrid rush hour. Responsibility is claimed by al Qaeda in Europe.
2004 January 4 30 armed mujahedin storm military armory and steal 380 M-16s in Narathiwat, Southern Thailand. Meanwhile 18 schools are set afire.
2004 April 28. 112 killed when machete armed teenage mujahedin wearing red headbands and black t-shirts with Islamic slogans attack a dozen police posts in 3 provinces in Southern Thailand.
2004-2005 The jihad in Southern Thailand kills 860 in 18 months. Vendors sell CDs of beheadings with titles like “Jihad in Chechnya 2000”.
2005 July 7, London 4 bombings—3 in subways & 1 on a double-decker bus kill 54 people.
2005 July 14 60 muhahedin attack the regional capital of Yala in Thailand, killing 2, injuring 22, plunging city into darkness A few days earlier a school headmistress is murdered & 2 Buddhist women are beheaded.

[-] 2 points by smmv2005 (106) 6 years ago

How about 1st world war and 2nd world war and vietnam war and Balkan war and Iraq war and Afghanistan war and libya war????

With Millions of Dead peoples... With Thousands of Billion Dollars...

Just in 100 Years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And other thing : Why you are trying to attach Al-Qaida, Taliban, Saudi Wahabism, Ruthless Kings and Dictators, to Islam???!!!!!!!!!!

Whereas In Iran we don't even know them as Muslims.

[-] 1 points by freedomanddemocracy (72) 6 years ago

It's the list of offenses and brutal attacks against the real God, yahweh, and the first red peril that the bible speaks of. This "red peril" in the end will fail and the teachings of Jesus and the true God will be known to all men!

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 6 years ago

The true God is in your heart - not in a book. That goes for Jews + Christians + Muslims + anyone else

[-] 1 points by freedomanddemocracy (72) 6 years ago

Yes, I agree, but your list of atrocities committed against mankind by this violent man continues to reverberates into this century. His teachings do not teach tolerance and love, they teach the opposite, yet millions continue to follow the teachings of a false prophet that has created hate, intolerance and war into this century.

[-] 0 points by B76RT (-357) 6 years ago

but, but , it's the religion of peace.


[-] 0 points by foreeverLeft (-264) 6 years ago

Getting a head start I guess.

[-] 0 points by Dell (-168) 6 years ago

So what's your point?

[-] -1 points by tomahawk99 (-26) 6 years ago

Why do liberals like Islam and protect Iran?

[-] 1 points by 1sealyon (434) 6 years ago

Fear, mostly.

[-] -3 points by B76RT (-357) 6 years ago

this guy is deluded or it's a publicity stunt. islam does allow muslims to be anything but muslim.

[-] 1 points by smmv2005 (106) 6 years ago

Many religious denominations live in Iran, you just travel to Iran and watch the truth... is it so hard?!!!

[-] 1 points by Budcm (208) 6 years ago

Many denominations actually DO live in Iran, folks! And as long as they follow the edicts of Islam they will continue to do so, for, you see, Islam recognizes others AS Muslim as long as they act as such. (as long as the women don't wear shorts in the marketplace, there will be NO problem!)

[-] 0 points by B76RT (-357) 6 years ago

iran is a totalitarian theocracy.

[-] 2 points by Nordic (390) 6 years ago

And it's a place you've never been and have ZERO first-person experience with.

[-] 1 points by Francisco (2) from New York, NY 6 years ago

I've been there, very interesting

[-] -1 points by tomahawk99 (-26) 6 years ago

how many jews live in Iran? Probably the only (free) jewish person(s) in Iran will be the pilots of the Israeli planes that are going to take out the Iranian bomb factories.

[-] 1 points by Nordic (390) 6 years ago

Actually there are a great many Iranian Jews, but you wouldn't know because you're an uneducated ignorant asshole.

[-] 0 points by tomahawk99 (-26) 6 years ago

why the anger and vulgar language mr Nordic? I probably am better educated than you are. There are only about 25,000 jews left in Iran, most have fled. I am surprised that you are so defensive about Iran given that the government of Iran (not all the people) are quite disgusting. Iran is supporting Assad in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon. These are bad people and it doesn't reflect well on you if you like them.

[-] -2 points by tomahawk99 (-26) 6 years ago

no one wants to end up in an Iranian prison you dumb terrorist lover.