• Muslims discovered the Americas!

    So it says Turkey’s dictator president Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    Muslims discovered the Americas more than three centuries before Christopher Columbus, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

    He made the claim during a conference of Latin American Muslim leaders in Istanbul, pointing to a diary entry in which Columbus mentioned a mosque on a hill in Cuba.

    Mr Erdogan also said “Muslim sailors arrived in America in 1178”.

    He said he was willing to build a mosque at the site Columbus identified.

    The Turkish president – whose AK Party is rooted in political Islam – gave no further evidence to back up his theory, instead stating: “Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th Century.”

    Go figure!

    (via Diario de un ateo | Image: G.OZCAN via photopin cc)

    Category: Skepticism and Science


    Article by: Ðavid A. Osorio S

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