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Sunday, November 16, 2014

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 collectively.
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....

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2 Comments:

At 11:08 AM, Blogger The Lone Cabbage said...

http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4387

 
At 5:48 PM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

My sides hurt from ROTFL! Hmmm, it seems that his medications need changing! Poor man is delusional!

 

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