The USSR claimed to have invented absolutely everything. Soviet children were taught that everything from the locomotive to the airplane had been invented in Russia. Muslims can’t seem to stop jumping headlong into the same xenophobic delusional propaganda.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday hit back at ridicule of his claim that Islamic explorers discovered the Americas three centuries before Columbus, accusing his Muslim critics of lacking “self-confidence”.
In an aggressive rebuttal of the criticism heaped in some quarters on his comments, Erdogan also suggested that the purported “discovery” of the Americas by Muslims should be taught in schools.
“A big responsibility falls on the shoulders of the national education ministry and YOK (higher education board) on this issue,” Erdogan said at a ceremony in Ankara.
“If the history of science is written objectively, it will be seen that Islamic geography’s contribution to science is much more than what’s known,” Erdogan said in televised comments.
Muslims invented geography. And science. Also making stuff up. Muslim explorers discovered America and immediately flew the planes they had just invented into it.
Erdogan, a pious Muslim who has been in power for more than a decade, stirred up controversy on Saturday when he claimed the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus.
He cited as evidence for his claim that “Columbus mentioned the existence of a mosque on a hill on the Cuban coast.”
The AFP doesn’t bother to clarify that Columbus was talking about a hill that looked like a mosque, not a mosque. The indigenous Cubans engaged in ancestor worship. They were quite obviously not Muslims. If Muslims had encountered them, they would have beheaded them.
But congratulations to Erdogan who after having picked fights with
has really gone out of his way to pick a fight with Cuba.