Thursday, August 6, 2009

One a Super Model, Now a Role Model


At age 26, Dawood Yasin was almost killed. Three times.

Back then, his name was not Dawood. He was not yet a teaching assistant in Yale's Arabic Department, the imam of the Masjid Al-Islam mosque on George Street in New Haven, or the chaplain of the Muslim Student's Association of Yale.

Instead, he was a nation-hopping male model, a man whose face and body splashed Paris billboards and Vogue fashion spreads. His name was David and he was Roman Catholic.

But three near-death experiences in the span of six months changed all that.

Continue reading here.


Listen to his interview below:

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