Erdogan’s dreams of a return to a caliphate — like the Ottoman empire — grow increasingly dangerous and deluded every day. Erdogan was the world leader President Obama chose when asked who he trusted and most favored of our foreign allies. That tells you quite a lot about our prez.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today that America was discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus set foot there.
You knew this was coming. Islamic supremacists have been fictionalizing American history for some time now (here and here and here and here). Historical revisionism is the “science” at which Muslims excel.
Islamic “separatists” are fighting for Islamic States in China, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Israel, et al.
How long have we suffered the Islamic supremacist war cry — Israel is “occupied!” Spain is “occupied!” Rome is “occupied!” How long before we hear, “America is occupied!”
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“Erdogan says Muslims, not Columbus, discovered Americas,” AFP, November 15, 2014
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Muslims discovered America in 1178
Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus set foot there.
“Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus,” the conservative president said in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of Muslim leaders from Latin America.
“Muslim sailors arrived in America from 1178. Columbus mentioned the existence of a mosque on a hill on the Cuban coast,” Erdogan said.
Erdogan said that Ankara was even prepared to build a mosque at the site mentioned by the Genoese explorer.
“I would like to talk about it to my Cuban brothers. A mosque would go perfectly on the hill today,” the Turkish leader said.
History books say that Columbus set foot on the American continent in 1492 as he was seeking a new maritime route to India.
A tiny minority of Muslim scholars have recently suggested a prior Muslim presence in the Americas, although no pre-Columbian ruin of an Islamic structure has ever been found.
In a controversial article published in 1996, historian Youssef Mroueh refers to a diary entry from Columbus that mentions a mosque in Cuba. But the passage is widely understood to be a metaphorical reference to the shape of the landscape.
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