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Twitter and the general looniverse was abuzz with the angry reactions of Islamophobes to  Sean Stone’s conversion to Islam, we covered the episode in our post, Oliver Stone’s Son Converts to Islam: The “Islamization” of Hollywood Continues?

In the most recent update to the story Stone discusses the reaction he has received both in the film industry and at large:

“I’ve already experienced the reverse of anti-Semitism, having people within the film industry express a reluctance to work with me now that I have said a simple prayer, ‘There is no God but God, and Mohammed is his messenger.’ I am sure I have [bleeped] off some powerful people.”

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“I didn’t realize I would be so vilified. It is almost like I am a criminal for having accepted Islam. I didn’t realize Islamophobia was that deep. People have speculated that I have done this because I am from a spoiled family or that I am lost and trying to find myself. That is ridiculous.

“I don’t care if I get criticized. If I can open up a debate about religion and create some understanding, then it is worth it.”

The below report is from the NY Post, not our favorite news source, but if you get a chance you will see that the majority of the comments are exceptionally Islamophobic and anti-Muslim in tone.

H’wood snubs Muslim Stone

(NY Post)

Sean Stone, son of controversial director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam in Iran last week and says he’s already experiencing a Hollywood backlash.

The ceremony was held in Isfahan, where he is researching a documentary. He now goes by the name of Sean Christopher Ali Stone.

He told Page Six: “I’ve already experienced the reverse of anti-Semitism, having people within the film industry express a reluctance to work with me now that I have said a simple prayer, ‘There is no God but God, and Mohammed is his messenger.’ I am sure I have [bleeped] off some powerful people.” Speaking over dinner at Barrio 47, Sean told us, “Having read the Koran and having been around the Islamic culture, especially in Iran, I do believe that Mohammed is a prophet of the same god worshipped by other religions.

“I am of a Jewish bloodline, a baptized Christian who accepts Christ’s teachings, the Jewish Old Testament and the Holy Koran. I believe there is one God, whether called Allah or Jehovah or whatever you wish to name him. He creates all peoples and religions. I consider myself a Jewish Christian Muslim.

“What I am trying to do is open up a dialogue about religion. There is such Islamophobia in the West. Islam is not a religion of violence any more than Judaism or Christianity is.”

He said his dad welcomed the move.

“My dad said, ‘Allah be with you.’ My father understands that I am trying to bridge certain gaps and bring about peace.”

But he has been shocked by the reaction from others. Sean, about to release his horror movie “Graystone,” said, “I didn’t realize I would be so vilified. It is almost like I am a criminal for having accepted Islam. I didn’t realize Islamophobia was that deep. People have speculated that I have done this because I am from a spoiled family or that I am lost and trying to find myself. That is ridiculous.

“I don’t care if I get criticized. If I can open up a debate about religion and create some understanding, then it is worth it.”

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  • Muhammad Aiyoob

    http://www.answers.com/topic/george-bernard-shaw

    Sir George Bernard Shaw in ‘The Genuine Islam,’ Vol. 1, No. 8, 1936.
    “If any religion had the chance of ruling over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam.”

    So Its not strange for Muslim world, that if sean stone have embraced islam, before sister in law of Tony Blair has embraced before 9th months, God willingly whole Europe and America will confess this universal truth.

  • Jay

    On O’Reilly he talked about western imperalism. What the moron doesn’t know is htat islam was forced upon the Persian people via islamic imperialism. He’s a complete moron. ISLAM IS IMPERIALISM.

  • sajid khan

    Congratulation ……..SUBHANALLAH…..

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  • Mustafa H.E.

    I’m hoping this is an authentic reversion and not the half-assed Paris Hilton crap where she streaked in the hijab for one day, or when Snoop Dogg joined the totally heretical Nation of “Islam”

  • Ro Sa

    For those of you who have an issue with him saying he considers himself a “Jewish Christian Muslim” I quote you one decisive verse from the Qur’an that should suffice:

    “Say you ‘We believe in Allah (The God), and what has been revealed to us, and what has been revealed to Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the Tribes, and what was brought to Moses and Jesus, and what was brought unto the Prophets from their Lord; we do not separate between any one of them, and unto Him have we surrendered.” (2:136)

    That’s what he means. Not really difficult, is it? I just wish people would sit down with a good translation of the Qur’an (like Muhammad Asad’s) and would just read it fully with an opened mind. Stop getting your understandings about it from other sources… just read it yourself and contemplate on it yourself with sincerity. Don’t go into it with ill intentions of finding something wrong.

    By the way, in Arabic, the last part of the verse reads “Nahnu lahu Muslimoon”. So someone reading in Arabic sees the word “Muslim” in this context. That’s what it means. That we’ve acknowledged God’s will is what operates this entire universe and we’ve surrendered to Him.

  • Géji

    > “As usual Billy has to have his last word: Nukes will go to fanatics blah blah blah”

    There’s an old Arab proverb which states, “a Puta will claim “Puta!” before claims of “Puta!”, its a defense mechanism, state your own reality before anyone states them for you. So most cognizant Americans knows how silly they sound when stating of others “fanatics out to destroy”, but as silly as it is, they’re doing so to state their own reality before anyone states for them.

  • khushboo

    As usual Billy has to have his last word: Nukes will go to fanatics blah blah blah…..

    Sean Stone spoke very well and made alot of sense.

  • HGG

    “Sean stone on O’Reilly”

    Yup. Sean Stone is as much a moron as his father.

    It remains to be seen if he inherited his amazing talent, though.

  • Amy

    He should believe what he wants. The looniverse can rant all they like but they have no control over his faith. Good luck to him!

    (The above Amy wasn’t me, by the way.)

  • Géji

    > “Sean stone on O’Reilly”

    I love how he stood-up to the bigoted fanatic of ‘faux’-news. Particularly when he spoke about American imperialism in the region, and Iran’s right to develop nuclear capability. Not even 2 week old Muslim, and here you have him standing-up to fanatics such as O’Reilly.

  • Ali

    Sean stone on O’Reilly

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