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Turks want to build mosque in Cuba

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by church mouse guy, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member
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    The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to build a mosque in Havana unless the Saudis build one there first, and then Erdogan says that he would build a mosque in another province.

    What happened historically is that Dominican friar Bartolome de los Casas said that in 1492 Columbus saw a hill that looked like a dome to him:

    "Remarking on the position of the river and port, to which he gave the name of San Salvador, he describes its mountains as lofty and beautiful, like the Pena de las Enamoradas, and one of them has another little hill on its summit, like a graceful mosque. The other river and port, in which he now was, has two round mountains to the S.W., and a fine low cape running out to the W.S.W."

    Based upon this poetical simile, Islamists historical revisionists have claimed to have landed in the new world in 1178 and now claim that there was a mosque in Cuba in 1492, which they want to restore.

    American Cubans can't stop laughing at this. They suggest putting the mosque on the site where a store and movie theater from the 1950s collapsed.

    Even the Washington Post calls Turkish history on this matter fallacious.

    It seems someone in Turkey does not translate accurately from Spanish to Arabic, huh?