Allahu akbar: the mahdi crawled out of his well!

Egyptian Presidential Candidate: ‘I am the Mahdi’

According to today’s edition of Egypt’s 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.

Islam, the most misunderstood religion in the world:
Ismail Kazmi, MSA education chair and a human biology senior, said he hopes Islam Awareness Week will dispel misconceptions students might have about the religion.

“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.”

Islamic Awareness Week at Duke:  

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.

More of this “pressing challenge” at The Chronicle