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Columbus Was (Not) The First To Cross The Atlantic

Source : LostIslamicHistory.com / 6 May 2013

The old poem that most American school children recognize begins “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” Indeed, in the year 1492, Christopher Columbus (whose real name in Italian was Cristoforo Colombo) sailed across the Atlantic in the name of the Spanish crown and landed in the Caribbean part of North America. For hundreds of years, it has simply been accepted that Columbus was the first explorer to valiantly sail across the sea and “discover” the Americas. However, this theory no longer stands up to modern scholarship.

 

Anti-Muslim violence spiralling out of control in America

by Murtaza Hussain / 4 Jan 2013

On the evening of December 27, an Indian immigrant to America named Sunando Sen was pushed by a stranger onto the subway tracks in New York City and struck and killed by an oncoming train. Sen had called New York home for years, and after years of hard work and struggle had recently managed to achieve his lifelong goal of opening a small business of his own, a copy shop in Upper Manhattan.

 

Islam and sensuality: Muslim fashion designer covers up

By Sebastian Smith | AFP | 05 Sep 2012

Designers love to push boundaries in the search for that sexy catwalk look, but Nzinga Knight, an American Muslim, takes an even more daring tack: covering her models up.

At New York Fashion Week, which starts Thursday, impossibly tall, slinky creatures will sashay down the runways at Lincoln Center in clothes that can leave little to the imagination.

 

How an American Lady Found Islam

My name is Kawkab, and I’m a convert to Islam for almost 24 years now.

Before I was Muslim, I was baptized Greek Orthodox, and I went to a Catholic high school, so I had a lot of different religious backgrounds.

I studied different religions. I searched for about seven years. I had a book of questions, and then when I met the Muslims and I started asking my questions, everything just started to make sense and for the first time I got my questions answered.

 

GCC can only rely on itself for its military defences

By Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor | Gulf News | 7 Jun 2012

I used to believe that the Barack Obama administration had a policy of reaching out to the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims in an effort to mend fences incinerated by George W. Bush’s wars.

 

We are not at war with Islam

By Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Huffingtonpost | 23 May 2012

Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama have persistently affirmed: “We are not at war with Islam,” trying to assure 1.7 billion Muslims that the military actions of the so-called “war against terrorism” do not constitute belligerence against Islam or Muslims.

 

America’s ‘total war’ on Islam

By Linda S. Heard | Gulf News | 15 May 2012

Its regional allies should remain wary of a so-called friend whose military teaches how to obliterate Muslims.

 

The ex-FBI informant with a change of heart: 'There is no real hunt. It's fixed'

By Paul Harris | Gurdian.co.uk | 20 Mar 2012

Craig Monteilh says he did not balk when his FBI handlers gave him the OK to have sex with the Muslim women his undercover operation was targeting. Nor, at the time, did he shy away from recording their pillow talk.

 

Does the American Muslim vote count in 2012?

During President Obama’s State of the Union Address, he was hopeful and positive; his speech, like most of his speeches, ignited a fire amongst those watching. One felt a sense of pride and hope as he spoke about the state of the country and his future plans. And while he addressed all areas he could, he may have missed out on a group.

 

Why We Must Learn America's Islamic History

By Engy Abdelkader |The Huffington Post| 28 Jan 2012

"In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue..." So we were taught in primary school. But, did you know that the captains of two of the three small Spanish ships comprising Columbus's fleet were in fact Muslim?

 
 

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