September 13, 2011
Peter Casey, or Abdul Malik as he is known now, was a Judeo-Christian. He converted to Islam when he was 15 years old; his parents declined to comment for his convert story.
He was raised in Long Island suburb, from a Jewish mother and Catholic father. Growing up, he grappled with a divisive figure in the family: Jesus. On the one hand, Christianity spoke of a divine being, Son of God and God Himself. On the other, Judaism spoke of Jesus as a false messiah â€” if it spoke of him at all. » Continue Reading
June 5, 2011
I am a Muslim revert, a convert to Islam. My Muslim world is in the largest city in New Hampshire, a state that is 99% white, mostly rural, and mostly Protestant. Manchester is a refugee resettlement area with a long history of immigration, initially to the mills from French-speaking Canada, but also from Greece and Ireland during other times in its history. Manchester has Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians of all denominations, two mosques, several synagogues, and a Buddhist center. » Continue Reading