Converts & Reverts: Peter Casey, from Judaism/Christianity to Islam
Blue-Eyed Muslim Convert Challenges Stereotypes
By ERIC PATERNOT
Peter Casey, or Dawah Addict as he is known online, often rides a skateboard to the mosque and rarely thinks twice about performing his prostrations at a Starbucks. Mr. Casey, a 23-year-old recent Queens College graduate, does not do it out of a rebellious impulse to defy Muslim orthodoxy. Rather, he says he seeks to “challenge stereotypes and misconceptions” others have about his faith.
As a convert to Islam with a suburban upbringing and a Judeo-Christian background, Mr. Casey is in a rare position to do so. Hisboyish looks, clear blue eyes and pale white skin allow him to evade easy categorization from non-Muslims.