Egyptian Presidential Candidate: ‘I am the Mahdi’
According to today’s edition of Egypt’sÂ Al-Wafd, a popular political website, the latest candidate for the Egyptian presidency, Muhammad Muhammad Musa, claims he is the hidden Mahdi — a savior figure in Islamic eschatology.
“After 9/11, we’re still in that phase where people don’t know what Islam is,” he said. “We need to tell them what it actually is.”
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There is no doubt that understanding and accepting Islam, with all its diversity and complexity, as an American religion and Muslims as American-as-apple-pie citizens of this country is one of the most pressing challenges that our American society faces today.