Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone's son is eager to help Americans understand more about the Muslim faith after converting to Islam.

The most important thing is I hope I can help Americans to understand the true nature of Islam

Sean Stone, who has appeared in several of his father's films, underwent a conversion ceremony in Iran earlier this month (Feb12).

The 27 year old has confirmed his Oscar-winning dad is happy with his decision to become a Muslim, but admitted he feared members of Hollywood would be reluctant to work with him because of his new-found faith.

Sean said, "Having people within the film industry express a reluctanceto work with me now that I have said a simple prayer... I am sure I have(angered) some powerful people...".

However, the actor-turned-filmmaker is eager to use his conversion to help U.S. citizens fearful of the religion better understand its real meaning.

He says, "It's a mistake to believe that Islam is antagonistic towards Judaism and Christianity. What we need is to understand each other's beliefs and to establish dialogue.

"The most important thing is I hope I can help Americans to understand the true nature of Islam. I feel good when I enter a mosque.

"I believe there is only one God and with this view it is not important whether you are Muslim, Christian or Jewish".


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