Erdogan Claims Muslims Discovered America Before Columbus


erdoganTurkish President Tayyip Erdogan made the explosive claim that “America was discovered by Muslims, not by Christopher Columbus” during a public address in Istanbul on Shabbos, the Hurriyet reported. The Turkish president also vowed to build a mosque on a hill in Cuba where Christopher Columbus noted seeing a mosque in his diary.

Erdogan made the controversial claims regarding the discovery of the Americas at the closing ceremony of the first Latin American Muslim leaders summit in Istanbul on Shabbos.

Erdogan said that “Muslim sailors had arrived in the shores of America in 1178” before Columbus’ discovery of the New World in 1492 and that “Christopher Columbus referred to the presence of a mosque on top of a mountain in Cuba” in his diaries. Erdogan said the diary was proof that “the religion of Islam was widespread” when Christopher Columbus discovered the New World. I will talk to my Cuban brothers (the representatives of Cuba at the summit). A mosque on top of that mountain today would be appropriate. Their permission is enough (for Turkey to build the mosque),” Erdogan said at the summit.

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  1. sure & muslims also created the world no? didn’t they?

    Let these muslims say what they want & don’t give them any media attention. i.e. this is what a person does when he needs attention, he says insane things & convinces the media to believe him & this raises his self-esteem & makes him feel more live & real.

    A psychologist

  2. The moose-lims even invented America before the Moe-Ham-Mid fella had his revelation on that donkey in some desert! No? Ask this Erdowaaan nut! Oh, he didn’t make that one up yet??

  3. Erdogan’s claim is one of the funniest jokes I heard in a long time.

    It ia also impossible, because if Muslims really would have discovered America in 1178, then by 1492 all the American Indians would have been killed.

  4. Let’s see. One Mullah said that Einstein converted to Islam on his deathbed, and now a Muslim discovered the western hemisphere. I breathlessly await the news that Jonas Salk and Paul Newman were also Muslims.

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  6. IT only says that Muslims are stupid because they came and left…missing a great opportunity….The islamic united states! R’L