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Personal story segment -- 27 year old Shawn stole and sort of controversial director Oliver Stone.
-- -- in Iran on Valentine's Day.
The -- -- -- is also filmmaker was traveling to Iran produce a movie about a Persian poet -- -- New York City.
-- so we -- -- -- that you -- -- -- we applaud all religious people of conscience but your association with Iran is interstate.
Is that countries an enemy to America and many other countries in the world is heard a discussion we're colonel Peters.
About the Israelis may be getting ready to attack Iraq what say you.
Will in the first place I wouldn't say.
You know the conversion is a -- -- ward because.
I don't believe it can convert from one god from the same god from one got the same gotten so I've always -- -- -- today Christian god and I think it's.
Misunderstanding of Islam to save its a lot of different goddesses that the different name for the same one.
So I accepted Islam and I think it's important move.
Also politically if you want to understand the -- this region because you know -- I've been be a Muslim for going on what 14100 years.
They have many Jews in Iran and actually I spoke with someone else and Isfahan which is -- -- took the and -- And you know the right and people are very intelligent people I had great discussions with politicians I met with the president briefly I had.
Discussions with the advisor to the supreme leader.
And everything I was you know I had these conversations I was very clear saying you know let's stop with -- -- with America nonsense.
And you know they have been a problem with our government and -- with imperialism imperialism as it has a longstanding policy in this region but much of the British empire.
But they understood my point of view I think it really helped just for the American image frankly by my being there and having these conversations -- -- I don't have any beef would you be and there's just a matter how you present having you know you follows a very controversial guy disease.
-- some -- -- said that of the Chavez and Fidel Castro in the past but look.
When you have a guy like Cochran did a judge -- you -- of for a little while when he makes a public pronouncement that the Holocaust never happened.
That if he could he drive the Israelis into the sea.
You know you deal with a guy who is an extremist he's a fanatic.
And it would be like if you were in Germany in the 1930s.
And you were talking to Himmler and and you were talking to all these guys.
And you're trying to get them to be reasonable which I assume you're trying to do.
You basically can be seen as a -- on there you can be seen as somebody's being used because you know you come from a family that's very well -- That could be.
I mean without make that he's easily misunderstood because there are many factions that country and -- and he said some sensational things but.
For example he said you know Israel should be dissolved -- so far as.
He's talking with the West Bank specifically and I think that's.
But well that -- when -- -- though if you look look but -- one thing that he said it's undeniable.
Which he said that the Holocaust never.
And once you get into that kind of a fringe lunatic assessment all right -- father is Jewish I mean come -- You what you get -- into those territories.
There's nowhere else to go mr.
-- don't know that -- totally agree his put on the Holocaust has always been if the -- look at the Holocaust heating plates in Germany from Europe from European Christians as well in Oakland at the pogroms in Russia.
Why should that influence is -- policy and that's the Palestinians in regards to the Middle East that's always been his point on that matter.
There's no room for our cost and I'll of course I would never agree with that.
But I just think that it's it's simple it's simplistic to say that he is a fanatic when you can talk with these people.
You know the point is we have to have a dialogue that Israel in this in this region.
Because it was trying to -- it's the problem and I think we need to open it up and I'd love for Jimmy Carter for example to go there and start this dialogue again.
-- I -- -- Jimmy Carter's daughter Rhonda mediators have real good memories from the first camera with him.
If it is but they did -- I got thirty seconds left you OK with Iran evident nuclear weapon and you yourself.
By hand because it's a Republican there's there are.
Factions and it's like it's it's very much like this country there's lot of unrest inside the kind inside that country from the from the economic point of view I think.
You know there could be an occupied Tehran coming in the next come you know months or years.
Because the if they did to dynamic place and -- -- as -- -- -- you have bad news.
If they have an oval that you you put a nuclear weapon into the hands of very very unstable fanatical people in my opinion.
And it can't be allowed to have mr.
so we appreciate it very much thanks for coming on tonight.