The African Land of Spain (African Foundation Of Modern Spain II) – By Ogu-Eji-Ofo-Annu

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The African Land of Spain

By Ogu-Eji-Ofo-Annu

According to the British Encyclopedia:

“Spain is shaped like a gigantic bull’s hide stretching in the sun between Europe and Africa. Spain’s large area of 195,379 square miles (506,030 square kilometers) covers about five sixths of the Iberian Peninsula. In Western Europe, only France is larger. At its widest Spain stretches some 635 miles (1,022 kilometers) from east to west. From north to south the country is about 550 miles (885 kilometers) long.”

Spain has a coastline which stretches in some parts for 1,700 miles (2,740 kilometers) along the Mediterranean Sea from the eastern end of the Pyrenees mountain chain to the Strait of Gibraltar. Spain shares with Portugal the peninsula’s coast which borders the Atlantic.

Since ancient times Spain has been physically and culturally a part of Africa because both land mass used to share a common land bridge across what is now the Strait of Gibraltar. Whereas Spain was physically connected with Africa in the ancient times and was only separated by an earth quake in relatively near antiquity, it was always separated physically and culturally from Europe by the Pyrenees Mountain.

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica:

“Of all Europe’s mountain ranges, the jagged and often snowcapped Pyrenees, 270 miles (435 kilometers) long, have functioned most effectively as a barrier to human movement. Unlike the Alps, the Pyrenees have no low foothills or hospitable valleys to ease access into and through their heights. Rather, the Pyrenees rise abruptly from the flanking plains of France and Spain with only steep gorges and steep-walled natural amphitheaters that lead to almost impassable lofty summits. The French peasant’s adage, Africa begins with the Pyrenees, is not without a large measure of truth in emphasizing the historic significance of the Pyrenees as a barrier in the development of Spain. In the words of the U.S. historian Will Durant, Spain’s mountains, particularly the Pyrenees, “were her protection and tragedy: they gave her comparative security from external attack, but hindered her economic advance, her political unity, and her participation in European thought. The continued political independence of the tiny principality of Andorra is largely a result of its remote location amid the Pyrenees between France and Spain.” (Encyclopedia Britannica )

The Moorish Story:

The ancient Maghreb which spanned Morrocco and Algeria has been populated for longer than most of the rest of the world. There is evidence of people living there as far back as 200,000 BC, and cave paintings depict a fairly vibrant Neolithic culture living thriving around 6000 BC, when the climate of the Sahara was very different.

Then the area that is now Sahara had giant lakes, and lush savannah land teeming with wild life. Cultural complex were developed in that area and extended to nearby Iberia, onward across Southern Europe as far as Black sea. These people have been called various confusing names (such as Cro-Magnons, Aurignacians, Grimaldi, Celto-Iberians, etc) by European anthropologists to hide their African cultural roots. Eventually the various peoples who lived in the Central Sahara area formed the people now known as the Touaregs/Moors/Berbers.

At its shortest point to Africa, Spain is separated by a strait of water about 8 kilometers in width. It is possible to stand on one end of Africa and observe actions on the Spanish side of the coast. Racist Euro-centric scholars would want us to believe that for 100, 000 years, the Africans who lived on the opposite side of the Mediterranean coast were so incurious and incapable that they could not cross an 8 mile water strait, whereas the Cro-Magnon man could do a 10,000 kilometers trek crossing the impassable Mount Pyrenees, a mountain of barrier against ingress from Europe and successfully established themselves successfully in Spain. But the ridiculousness of such a thesis is self-evident. In full recognition of the fact that Africans were the first to establish communities on both side of the Mediterranean coast, classical scholars have used such moniker as “Ibero-maurisian” culture to describe the early inhabitants of Spain. Maurisian stands for Maures…Africans.

Since the earliest periods, the Moors(including the Berbers) had spread out from Central Sahara, Northern Africa, into Portugal Southern Spain, and Southern France. Those in North Africa are described as the Berber/Moors of North Africa while those in Spain are described as the ancient Iberians (Ibero-Maurisians). Those in the Mediterranean are called the pre-Hellenistic Aegean or Creteans. (See: Arnaiz-Villena A, Iliakis P, Gonzalez-Regueiro Hevilla M et al. The origin of Cretan populations as determined by characterization of HLA alleles. Tissue Antigens 1999 53:213-26. See further, E. Gomez-Casado, P. del Moral, J. Marti´nez-Laso, A. Garcia-Gomez, L. Allende, C. Silvera-Redondo, J. Longas, M. Gonzalez-Hevilla, M. Kandil, J. Zamora, A. Arnaiz-Villena; HLA genes in Arabic-speaking Moroccans: Close relatedness to Berbers and Iberians; Tissue Antigens 2000: 55: 239249.)

Berbers of Libya
Berbers of Libya

North Africa and the Mediterranean had in later antiquity fallen under the influence of the Black Carthaginians/Phoenicians sailors. Originally from the Horn of Africa, the Carthaginian/Phoenicians a sea faring migratory people, had settled in Canaan/Palestine and Syria. A group of them later journeyed back again to their original motherland Africa, but this time they settled along the coast of Tunisia.

The Phoenicians had arrived around 800 BC. They formed an alliance with the Berber groups which enabled them to gained power rapidly. They eventually became the most influential and strongest power in the Mediterranean partly due to their largely Berber-staffed army. They controlled the Northwest coast of Africa as well as the Iberia the regions where the Berbers have lived in since the earliest human records. They founded the Iberian city of Cadiz among many others.

Carthage and Roman were soon colliding since it was that the Romans had tried to muscle in on the lucrative maritime routes controlled exclusively by the Carthaginian Empire. The trade competition led to armed conflict known in history as the Punic wars. Carthage lost both of the Punic wars to regional upstart Rome.

After losing the first Punic War to Rome, many Berbers became disaffected with the regional power Carthage and thus rebelled and gained a large amount of independence. In modern-day Algeria, then called Numidia, two main kingdoms emerged. These eventually united under Masinissa, who teamed up with Rome (and especially with Scipio Africanus) to launch devastating attacks on Carthage.

It was also in the course of the second Punic wars that the great African General Hannibal mobilized in North Africa and Iberia and then marched into the Roman Empire and ceased most of its European territories. Hannibal actually ruled western European section of the Roman Empire with the exception of the city of Rome itself which gates he had reached several times before being fought off.

Eventually Carthage lost the Punic wars and Hannibal committed suicide after having been betrayed and disappointed by high-ranking officials of Carthage. Rome thereupon destroyed Carthage, took over possession of its territories including the Iberian Peninsula and shared out to its vassals and client states.

The Moors, the Romans and the Goths:

Roman administration continued with the age old cosmopolitan flavour of coastal North Africa and southern Iberia. Soon wide-flung persons were immigrating into North Africa and Iberia. Of these, were elements of the defunct Carthage, others were Jewish traders, Greek and Roman Christians, and some Nordic Vandals, Suebians, Alans, and Gothic guests, who later proved inimical to the political security of the region. These all lived with the traditional owners of the land the Maures (the Blacks) of Iberia and North Africa.

Following the disturbances created in areas of Europe outside the Roman Empire (central Europe) by the advancing armies of the oriental Huns in 4th century A.D. who destroyed virtually every resistance to their onslaught, many Danubian or Ostro Goths, Vandals and Alans migrated from central Europe to the relative safety of Northern and Central Spain. It was not long before those tribes were infiltrating the southern shores of Spain and France where the Berber/Moors had lived from time immemorial which was at that time under Roman administration. (Edward Gibbon: The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire – Vol 2. See XXV)

Sooner than one would have thought, those Nordic Vandals, Alans and Goths who were later called Visigoths (western Goths as opposed to the Ostrogoths, aka the eastern Goths) had become a dire security threat for the Roman administrators of the Berber principalities of old Iberia.

Spain was overrun by barbaric Vandals following the fall of the Iberian Roman administration in 409 AD. The Visigoths in turn defeated the Vandals and ran them out of Iberia into North Africa. The Visigoths quickly established an administration to fill in the void and chaos that marked the declining period of the Roman Empire about the fifth century AD. Though they were Christians, their brand of Christianity was cruel and unjust. For this reason, the people of Roman Spain, Maures/Berbers, Jews, serfs, and slaves looked hopefully for a time of liberation from such foul oppression. The Gothic kingdom of Spain lasted from 460 AD to 711 AD. (See:The Story of The Moors in Spain (1886) – Stanley Lane-Poole )

The Vandals who were booted out of Spain in the wake of the Visigoth advance then moved over to the Maghreb and seized control briefly. The Vandals were the unkindest sort of Arian barbarians, led by King Gaiseric. They persecuted orthodox Christians terribly until they themselves were booted out of the region in 533 by Justinian of the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire).

The Byzantines, however, were not very good administrators and it was not long before the area grew restive. Islamic Umayyad Caliphate was a rising power of this period and quickly took advantage of the popular disaffection to increase the number of Muslim converts. The Islamic penetration began in 642 AD, and by 711 AD, had converted a great many Berbers to Islam and conquered the whole of North Africa.

This led to a long and very confusing period of time of being ruled and fought over by various Islamic caliphates and related sects. The eastern part tended to come under the control of dynasties centered in Tunisia, such as the Aghlabids and the Zayanids, while the west fell under the sway of Morocco-based powers such as the Almoravids and the Almohads. The Fatimid dynasty, based out of Algeria, began their rise to power in the 10th century.

Africans, Moors and Arabs:

One must recall that the concept of Arab nationality/race (as a sub-race of the Caucasians) was non-existent until it was created by the western political powers in the late 19th and early 20th century as a ploy to undermine the Ottoman Turk Empire.

The concept of Arab as a racial identity different from the dominant black cultures of Middle East and the horn of Africa was also non-existent at the time of Mohammed and at the time when the so called Arab invasion of Africa (a term coined and promoted by European Aryan scholarship) occurred.

Black Arab of Shibam, Yemen
Black Arab of Shibam, Yemen

Arab refers to a language and culture not to racial origin. The Arabs are indeed a mixture of different peoples. Arabs themselves recognize to come from two unrelated patriarchs: Qahtan (Southern Arabs) and Adnan (Northern Arabs), to be respectively identified with a Sabean the Afro-Arabs, and the Ishmaelites pale-skin Arabs linked with Kurds and Turkish groups. (Encyclopedia Britanicca ‘Origin of the Arabs“, http://www. Visited on 20/08/06)

Habib Hassan Touma in his book Music of the Arabs (1996, p.xviii) holds that “an ‘Arab’, in the modern sense of the word, is one who is a national of an Arab state, has command of the Arabic language, and possesses a fundamental knowledge of Arabian tradition, that is, of the manners, customs, and political and social systems of the culture.” Thus, contrary to the popular media representation of “Arab” this term does not denote any particular phenotype, race or colour. Rather it indicates a cultural system that evolved through cross-fertilization of thoughts across many centuries.

Geographically Africa is connected with Middle East through the Sinai. The land of North East Africa and Middle East share the similar type of climate, topography, fauna and flora. Moreover, the Red Sea has never been a barrier to communication and contact between the people that lived along its coast lines.

Thus, the Middle East was always an extension of Africa. One wonders why there is a middle-east region but no middle-west region of the earth defined by geography. It is further observed that the term central Asia is another way of saying middle east, yet the current geographically identified region of central Asia is not anywhere near middle east. One then wonders about the parameters that have been used in defining the region currently known as the middle-east.

In the beginning, early Africans peopled the Middle East. Those Africans introduced language, culture, agriculture, masonry, writing, and sciences into Middle East. For instance, the Semitic language is an East African language, first developed and spoken in Africa before being introduced into the Middle East. (Spencer Wells, The Journey of Man, 2002, p. 106)

Ancient historical accounts do not make any distinctions between Africa and Middle East. One of the earliest political principalities of Arabia was also called Kush, the name of the earliest political Empire in Africa, Ethiopia-Kush.

Scholars agree by implication that Africans had crossed over repeatedly into Arabia in different epochs, first as the Natufians (nick names coined by western scholars), then as the PPNA and PPNB culture (more false names) and then as the Yarmurkians (another name falsifying the contribution of black Africans to Middle East). They were the first settlers of Middle East, the first cultivators and the first builders. For example see: (Garfinkel, Y. 1993. The Yarmukian Culture in Israel. Paléorient 19:115–134.)

Then again Africans came into Middle East and settled. They came as immigrant groups like the Kushites, the Egyptians, the Punitians/Phoenicians (People of Punt). They blended together and became the later Black Israelites, the Black Syrians and Canaanites) They established themselves in the land and built many amazing cultures and civilizations. The builders of these civilizations maintained very close trade and cultural linkages with their African motherland. Accordingly, there have always been constant interchanges of cultural and commercial contact between the African peoples of East Africa and the African peoples of Middle East. (See, Hamito-Semitic Africa: )

Middle East is the centre of many of the world’s biggest religions. Undoubtedly the African continent and its people played significant roles in the formation of those religions. The literatures and liturgies of those religions recount the cultural centrality of Africa in their cosmogony. Ethiopia, Libya, Kush and Egypt feature constantly in the Torah, Bible, Koran and the Hadiths. This is another clear indication of the significance of Africa to the people of the Middle East. (See Kebra Negast, The Bible, The Koran, etc)

Furthermore, just as is testified by the currently living Black Palestinians, Iraqis, Iranians, Saudi Arabians, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, etc, black people have always been the original population of Middle East and they remain an integral part of that geographical zone to this very day. The paler skinned Arabs who constitute the media definition of Arab are comparatively recent immigrants into the Middle East. Yet, those paler type Arabs have so inter-mixed with the original black owners of Middle East that they have become a sub-group of the black African race and culture. It is impossible to tell between a morphologically black Arab and a paler Arab, which is “more ethnically pure.

Archeological and skeletal analyses confirm that black Africans were the first and original inhabitants of Arabia. Genetic studies further confirm the close biological relationship between the people of Middle East and Africa. The fact is that the entire Middle East is virtually suffused with markers of African genetic imprints that it can be correctly described as a part of Africa which European imperialism pursuing religious bias have appropriated culturally. It is always interesting that there is a culturally and geographically defined place as Middle East but there is no Middle West.

The Muslim Moors:

In the aftermath of the fall of Rome, many of its former provinces and colonies were thrown into a state of insecurity and chaos. Material progress was in retrogression and the outlook on life across the territories of the former imperial power was not very bright.

In the beginning of the seventh century, the Arab prophet, Muhammad, began to preach the word of Islam. Consumed with religious fervor, Arabs both black and pale, sought to spread the message of Islam to the entire world.

By the year 708 AD, Islam had penetrated North Africa. North Africa was until then a province of the Byzantine Empire and hence under the influence of Christianity. Consequently, many African Moors accepted Islam in large numbers, and began using Arabic, the language of Islam as the national language.

As the Muslim administrators aspired to cosmopolitanism, many immigrants moved into the great centers of the Islamic religion. Many Arabs, (again both Afro and pale), moved from the Middle East to the better opportunities offered by North Africa, with its ancient connections to ancient Egypt and metropolitan Rome, as well as scientific, trade and administrative know-how. Moreover, there was the usual Jewish community found universally across North Africa and the Middle East, as well as Syrians, and some southern Europeans.

The Conquest of Iberia:

With order reigning again in the land of the Moors, and a re-flowering of culture and learning in its wake, it was inevitable that the chaotic condition that Spain had been turned into by the Nordic Goths would have to be redressed.

Preparations were soon put in place for the liberation of Iberia from the rule of the neo-paganic Christian Goths who had wrought great and terrible depredations on the land. Tarik, a great African general was chosen to lead the Moorish Islamic army sent to raid Spain.

On April 30, 711, Tarik landed on the Spanish Coast with 7,000 troops. His troops consisted of 300 Arabs and 6,700 native Africans (Moors). A muslim writer, Ibn Husayn (ca. 950) denoted these troops as “Sudanese”, an Arabic denotation for the citizens of the then dominant African Empire of the Central Sahara).

The Moors were unstoppable, and Visigothic Spain ceased to be. The few resisting Visigoths fled to the caves of the Cantabrian Mountains. It was only later in the ages that those people would venture out of the Cantabrian Mountains and reclaim parts of northern Spain. The Black African Moors established the most important Iberian principality and ruled Spain for 700 years thereafter.

The next installment of this series will demonstrate the most fundamental contributions the Moors made to the taming and civilization of Europe, and how their impact is still felt even 500 years later after their defeat and unjust expulsion from Spain.



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108 thoughts on “The African Land of Spain (African Foundation Of Modern Spain II) – By Ogu-Eji-Ofo-Annu”

  1. What is this insane obsession with needing to claim that certain historic peoples and cultures are “African” in origin? Again, some people(quite a lot in fact) earlier on pointed out that the idea of a unified “African race” is bs. While certain contributions to European civilization undoubtedly came from parts of the African continent, there is no connectio between these peoples and the “African” (meaning black negro) peoples who are “Afrocentric”. Northern Africa is, and always has, been a part of the Middle East, and has no link to Sub-Saharan DNA, culture, or anything else. There is no single “African” people or civilization. There is North Africa, and then there is Sub-Saharan Africa, and never the twain shall meet.

  2. Al said:
    ”The islamics simply worked on what ancient cultures they conquered. The very religion of islam,disallows for evolution – they never developed anything – except perhaps “al-mohadas.””

    What about Averroes, Avicena, Ibn Battuta, Ibn Khaldun, Alhacen, Abubacer, Al-Kindi and
    Al Khwarizmi. The early Muslim society has made a huge contribution to the developement of mankind. Muslims have had a great deal to do with developing algebra, astronomy, astrology, architecture and medicine. Look up, Averroes. A Muslim thinker who is considered one of the fathers of modern Western thought. You dont have many of those in Black Africa, do you Al. Sure the early Muslims have been influenced by earlier greats and they acknowledged that they were. The fact that they took that knowledge, respected it and worked to expand it, has to be respected. Instead of staying in the deserts (eating sand), they conquered half of the known world and embraced the Greek, Persian and Chinese/Asian knowledge they encountred. You cant say that about any Black societies. I truely have no idea what your reference to the Allmohads was about. What is it about them that makes you think they were so great? I agree that they did many great thing, Im just curious why you are so fond of them, because you know they were non-Blacks right? Muslims have been fucking up lately. I totally agree. But, for centuries (800-1600) the Muslim world was cutting edge and more interested in learning than they were in destroying.

  3. i am eager to study at your university.I wwill be most grateful if you could offer me a scholarship opportunity so that I will come back & develop my country.

  4. Some of you folks may be confused about who you all are and what part your race contributed or did not contribute. But let me make this one this clear, the Africans of North were as black as night. Read for your self proof positive: Van Sertima’s the Golden Age Of the Moor. The Black African man began his conquest of parts of Europe/Spain as early as 1070 B.C., they say ignorance is bliss, well this ignorance of to day’s world, will give any thing but bliss. You all better wake and realize the deception that has been fed to you. that this deception is fetal to all man kind, read Deuteronomy 28:68 and 28:15-67. Furthermore, even the Bible continues to cronicle the Black man’s histroy, in Revelation 4:1-3; here this verse give a clear discription of God, by Matthew “behold, a throne set in heaven, and ONE sat on the throne. And HE who sat here was like a jasper and sardius stone in appearance”: A jasper stone is dark brown like a “black man” , A sardis stone reflects black. Look up those definition. We are not only the first, but the chosen race. Deuteronmony 28:15-68, will make it clear, why our history is clouded. read for your selves I pray Yah give you understanding (cause you’ll need it bad). I KNOW WHO I AM, do you all who you’ll are ….. disputer of truth?

  5. original replied:

    there are many verses in the bible which speaks of being white as a sin. Numbers 12:10 speaks of Miriam, sister of Moses, turning white as snow/leperous. And her brother Aaron, begging Moses not to let God put this sin on him also. Because both had spoken out againt Moses marriage to a Cushite. And has for why the African man is face with this great adversity, the answeres are written in the book of Deuteronomy 28, verses 15:68. Further more the true name of the continent is EDEN (in which a garden was placed), not Africa.

    April 27th, 2008 at 3:22 am. Permalink.

    original replied:

    Deuteronomy 28:68; And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt AGAIN,,, with ships, (the Edenic/African taken into slavery to America), by the way where of I spoke unto thee, Thous shalt see it no more again; (the majority of the Edenic/African in Diaspora have never seen their home land again), and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for male and female slaves, an no man shall by you (no man comes to aid of the Edenic people).

    April 27th, 2008 at 3:33 am. Permalink.

    original replied:

    For those of us who truely know what time it is, and truth about who we realy are; we can only say to those still believing the lies of the opressors; seek earnestly for true. Pray for guidance and God will show who is who and what is what. No, we are not trying nor do we need to steal any one’s culture or history. We have a very rich one of our own. But the opposite is true, our history and culture have been stolen from us. If you are still not clear on where I am coming from read the Bible (esp.Deuteronomy 28), it holds our histroy as it was told by our ancestors (Moses,Abraham,Issah). “In world-wide dispersion we have experienced exactly the punishments foretold by Moses.” I don’t see any other people who fit those writing. The Edenic people were the only one’s taken by force from their land and scattered arround the globe and made to serve in nakedness, hunger, thirst and in need of every thing. A nation was brought against us as it is written, from a far, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose tongue thou shall not understand, A nation of Fierce countenance….
    Moses fortold that the strangers among us shall rise higher and higher and we shall come down lower and lower; they shall lend to us but we shall not lend to them. We shall be made an astonishment, a by word/a proverb (this mean we will be looked up as strange abnormal/ we will be call names such as nigger,etc). I know who the Edenic people of the diaspora and colonization are. I know why we are looked down upon by all other inhabitants of the world. It is written, it is propahcy. I know what will be the end of my people. It is written, it is prophacy. Deuteronomy 32:26-28; I said i would scatter them into conrners, I would make the memory of them (Hebrew/Isrealites) to cease from among men; were it not that I feared the warth of the enemy, lest their adversaries should MISUNDERSTAND, and say our hands are high;(supremecy);and the Lord had not done all this. For they are a nation void of counsel (consciousness), neither is there understanding in them. Oh, that they were wise, that would understand this; How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up(give them over to thier enemies)? (And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven,[the people of Moses]).

    April 27th, 2008 at 4:09 am. Permalink.

    original replied:

    There is a book called “The River, the source of HIV/AIDS” by Howard Hooper, it details the creation and spreading of AIDs by Belgium scientist, in the Congo’s arround the late 1950’s the early 1960″. This virus is definately germ warfard/genocide. Germ war fare was tried in American on the African—the Tuskeegee experiment with syphillus. It is also said that the chickenpox virus was used also as one of the tools to weaken and wipe out native American population. So before you become so gullable that you belive all that the oppressors have to say, analyze and weigh fact and history.

    April 27th, 2008 at 4:44 am. Permalink.

    original replied:

    Google “King Leopold Letter to the Missionary”, and this too and give you some insight to why germ war fare began in the Congos. This is a spiritual warfare we are all in, and if we dont wake up and see truth for truth, and deception as it is written in the book of Revalation, we as a race are all treatened. If you dont recognize evil for what evil is, we are all in this world together. And what we see occuring in every day life, is this good or evil which governs the world. Read the scriptures if you are not sure how to differentiate good from evil, and look at what we follow as our guide.

    April 27th, 2008 at 4:53 am. Permalink.

    original replied:

    the directors of National Geographic has an agenda to continue to ditorte and destroy the true history of African people. They have unconsciouly chaged the face of the original Cushites (king Tut making almost white but we all know he was completely black), and now they try to change the view of the world about were the Europians came from. Even if they did come from Aisa, the original people were also African. So the Europeans would still come from African. Furthermore it is quite aparent that Whites come from black, look at people with Vitiligo (modern day leprocy), except for the facial features and hair, if you look at thier color there is no difference.

    April 27th, 2008 at 8:01 am. Permalink.

    original replied:

    Exodus 4:6 Furthermore the Lord said to him, “Now put your hand in your bosom (chest)” And he put his hand in his bosom, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, like snow.
    7. And He said, (God), “Put your hand in your bosom again. ” So he put his hand in his bosom again, and drew it out of his bosom, and behold, it was restored like his other flesh-black. This is God speaking to Moses to show a sign to the Israelite. He turned Moses’s hand to white. If the people of the bible were not Black, then how could he turn something to white that is already white? Also, Moses was raised by the the pharos of Egypt, we who see the truth, knows that the orignal Egyptian were dark skin people (beginning with the Nubian). Therefore, how could Moses,be passed off of the son of the Pharos if he was white. Our history was stolen not the reverse. I pray “crackpot” you see my writings and God give you the wisdom so that you can save your foolish soul. Shalom/Original Hebrew Israelite

    April 27th, 2008 at 9:43 am. Permalink.

    POBI replied:

    Yer ppl, jus wanted 2 say

  6. you can look on any image search enginge and the Spainards depicted the Moors jet black of course moor means Black.

  7. That is garbage. The Moors depicted themselves as Middle Eastern/Arab looking people. The Spanish, Italians, Portuguese, Greeks, French all depicted the Moors as Arab/Middle Eastern looking people. It was only in the 19th century that English and German people, ignorant of the Moors created the “Black Moor” romantic mythology. But these people never actually saw Moors themselves. All the “pitch black Moors” artistic depictions are from hundreds of years after the Moorish occupation of Europe, and inevitably come from sone who never actually saw a Moor. The most reliable depictions of Moors should be by the Moors themselves, as well as depictions by people from the time of the Moors who actually saw real Moors in person. And these depictions all show Middle Eastern/Arab looking people! “Moor” does not mean “black”.

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