Erdoğan: Muslims discovered America
Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip
Erdoğan is now claiming that Muslims discovered America
“Latin America's contact with Islam dates back to 12th century.
Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus. Muslim
sailors arrived in America 1178. Christopher Columbus mentions the
existence of a mosque on hill along the Cuba coast. I would talk to my
brothers in Cuba and a mosque would suit well on the top of that hill
today as well. It is enough they [Cuban rulers] say okay. Islam had
expanded in the American continent even before Columbus arrived,”
Erdoğan said on Saturday while speaking in İstanbul at the 1st Latin
American Countries Muslim Religious Leaders Summit hosted by Turkey's
Directorate of Religious Affairs.
Cuba, one of the few remaining communist countries in the world and
one of the most populated in the Caribbean with a population of 11
million, has a tiny Muslim minority. Muslims in the country have long
complained that they have not a place to practice their religion
Turkey is known to be willing to build a mosque in the Cuban capital
of Havana. A Turkish delegation travelled to Havana earlier this year to
seek permission for a mosque in the capital. Turkish media reported
last month that Cuban authorities rejected the request submitted by
Turkey's Religious Affairs Foundation (TDV).
Let me guess their next claim: Mohamed lived in the Garden of Eden....
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Islam, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey