Timothy R. Furnish

Dr. Timothy R. Furnish works as an analyst and author specializing in Islamic eschatology, Mahdism and sects. He blogs on these topics at the History News Network as the Occidental Jihadist (http://hnn.us/blogs/78.html) and on his own site www.mahdiwatch.org. His new book, The Caliphate: Threat or Opportunity?, is due out in 2011.