A devout Muslim himself, Tayyip Erdogan (The Turkish leader) has contributed his thesis on the discovery of Americas. He declared that Muslims (Moors) had discovered the Americas before Christopher Columbus.
‘It is alleged that the American continent was discovered by Columbus in 1492,’ he said. ‘In fact, Muslim sailors reached the American continent 314 years before Columbus, in 1178.’
‘In his memoirs, Christopher Columbus mentions the existence of a mosque atop a hill on the coast of Cuba,’ Erdogan said, adding that he’d like to see a mosque built on the hilltop today.
Scholars have disputed the claim in Columbus’ writings, saying there is no archaeological evidence of Muslims having lived in the Americas before Columbus, an Italian, made his expedition in 1492 on behalf of the Spanish crown.
It is the kind of arrogance and ignorance emblematic of the so called modern scholars, that they are willing to dispute the eye witness account of Christopher Columbus, himself, whom they belabour with the discovery of America.
The memoirs of Columbus have been discovered and they have spoken. The Moors were in Americas way before he ever got there.