An Essay by Mustafa Akyol, author of The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims (St. Martin’s Press, 2017): Jesus claimed to be the very savior–the Messiah–that his people awaited. But unlike other Messiah claimants of his time, he did not unleash an armed rebellion against Rome. He did not bow down to Rome, either. Christians, of course, know this story very well. Yet Muslims need to take notice, too.