Sean Stone, son of director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam in Iran last week. He’s miffed that Hollywood is not welcoming him with open arms.
“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. . . . 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 worshiped by other religions.
Stone does not understand that, first, Hollywood types do not like religion because someone with a religious point of view has a moral point of view. Since so much of what comes out of Hollywood is immoral, they don’t want some Muslim convert hanging around and telling them that they shouldn’t do certain things. New converts are the worst. The same is true of Christians.
Second, Hollywood is secretly afraid to death of Muslims. That’s why when Muslims are portrayed in films, they always try to present them in the best possible way. This doesn’t mean that they like Muslims; it only means that they’re afraid of being attacked by an organization like CAIR or worse.
It’s similar to Hollywood’s acceptance of homosexuality. Underneath it all, there’s a streak of anti-homosexuality running through Hollywood. Jokes are told behind their backs. Often times when a private comment is caught on tape, the actor has to apologize before the whole homosexual world or he’ll never work in Hollywood again. Actors know that to work in Hollywood means paying dues to the Homosexual Mafia.
Stone is utterly confused about religion. He describes himself as “a Jewish Christian Muslim. . . . . There is such Islamophobia in the West. Islam is not a religion of violence any more than Judaism or Christianity is.”
He wants to make a difference in the Muslim community. Good for him. The first place to start should be in the Muslim world where he claims Islam “is not a religion of violence.” He might want to talk to the families of Christians who no longer have a home to live in or a church to worship in. They’ve been burned to the ground by the “religion of peace.’