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Mr. Almighty God who is most Gracious, the Most Merciful, and I greet each and every one of you with the greetings of Islam, your universal greetings of peace Assalamu alaikum, which means peace be with you on behalf of the doubt the people organization in the form for social studies. I want to welcome each and every one of you to our presentation today. The topic is entitled, they came before Columbus and our speaker is Dr. Abdullah hacking quick. And by way of introduction, I'd like to tell you something about our speaker. Before I asked him to address us, Dr. Abdullah Hakim hails from Toronto, Canada. He is originally from the United States. He studied Islam theology in Medina in

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Saudi Arabia at Islamic University of Medina and also obtained a diploma in teaching Arabic language to non Arab speaking individuals from the University of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. He also recently obtained his PhD in African history from the University of Toronto in Canada. He serves as a consultant with the Toronto Board of Education and the Ontario Ontario Science Center in the areas of African and Islamic history.

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He has addressed audiences across North America, the United States and Canada, in the West Indies, here in Europe and in Africa, including the Canadian Museum Association, the schomburg Center for black culture in Harlem, New York, as well as many universities, colleges, colleges and schools across North America. He is a regular columnist with the Toronto Star newspaper, which is the largest newspaper in Canada, in the religion section of that newspaper, and has appeared on many radio and television programs to speak on a wide range of topics relating to Islam and incidence. And we have great pleasure in inviting him to come and speak to us on this important topic. They

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came before Columbus in Iraq matter who the

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name of Allah was gracious, most merciful. I begin with the greeting words are paradise salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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And that is sincerely the greetings of peace. And I pray that the few moments that we spend together would be a source of peace and understanding.

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Today really is part of a series of lectures that I've been carrying on with a number of different historians, throughout the Americas, and Europe and Africa. And really, it's, it came to fruit in 1992.

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That was the year when the 500th anniversary celebration of Christopher Columbus landing in America was being celebrated throughout the world.

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And the native people in America and the Caribbean region. And many parts of the world felt as a group, that really the voice of the natives, that the true reality of the history of what happened in the world at that time, should be voice that should be brought forward. Because really, people were getting sort of a distorted picture of Columbus himself. And so it was really that that really inspired me to really go into this topic on an international basis. But really, my search had begun as a young, African American growing up in the United States, with Western Indian backgrounds. And also my grandmother is Mohawk of the Mohawk nation, Native people also. So from an early age, I was

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a little bit confused about my own roots. But then I got straight, and I basically raised as an African American. However, the question of self, the question of looking at the television, looking at the movies, and trying to see yourself bothered me for a long time, because usually when you would see people of African descent, you will see somebody who was telling jokes, like we used to have stepped in touch different people, they're always, you know, in a secondary role, the best position you will get

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up to the 60s really was that you know, you would be the SEC, you'd be the secondary actor, and you would die like 40 minutes into the movie, trying to save the hero of the program. People of native descent were usually portrayed as being villains attacking the Cowboys are in a very negative savage position.

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Orientals, Arabs, you can go on. stereotyping is a great

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problem being faced. And in Toronto now, in many parts of America, this is a question that people who are involved in, in education are trying to tackle. How will we educate the younger generation, if we want to try to create the type of society or the type of world where people do not see themselves as enemies, because of their nationality, where people are not stuck into little enclaves, so that one group can viciously attack another because we see Bosnia Herzegovina, we see many parts of the world, where people who were once neighbors of each other, are destroying each other.

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So what is it now that that makes fear in the hearts of one group of people against another group? One of the reasons is because of the of the lack of understanding that the people have have the heritage and the background of the other group. And so lack of understanding ignorance creates fear.

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And so through knowledge, through through to having the voice of all the peoples to be heard in the historical circles. Now, people in America, in Canada, in the Caribbean and many parts of the world, I've tried to approach education in a different way. In other words, we would allow people to center themselves in other ways, and we would listen to the voice of other people. I used to ask this question, as a young person with Christopher Columbus. Because really, when you look at pictures of Columbus, and some people, up until today, think that Christopher Columbus discovered America, I went to Nigeria, Kenya, Southeast Asia, different parts of the world. And I spoke to audience I

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said, who discovered America? And they said, Christopher Columbus has it. When did he discover America? They said 1492 said, Okay, do you remember the picture of Columbus? Do you see a picture? They said yes. With the people in the picture. They said, Yes. So Columbus is landing on the shore, people are standing on the shore, okay. He speaks to them in a foreign language that they probably do not understand. He tells them I have discovered you, I Christen you, and I control you. And they probably just cool them down and gave them something to drink. But yet history portrays the fact that Columbus discovered America. This is a mentality that the people are in the picture itself. And

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you would deny the humanity of the people deny the fact that their heritage of their lifestyle of their contributions to civilization, and say he discovered America. So really what is happening now, many people are actually going through a revision of historical curriculum to try to rewrite the textbooks. And many paths in America and Canada. in the Caribbean do not say Christopher Columbus discovered America. They don't say that anymore. They've changed a little bit. Really, they should say, Christopher Columbus was discovered in 14, a two because he was lost. He was on his way to India. He thought he was going to India, and he bumped into the Caribbean. On the way he thought

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he'd meet the great Khan. And he had translators who could speak Arabic, because Arabic was an international language, and they thought they were in India. That's why he called the people Indians. And it stays with them up until today. But they are not Indians, in the sense of part of the indo Pakistani subcontinent. This was another part of the world, with its own history, and its own culture. So the question is not really to focus that much on Christopher Columbus himself, because Chris really was late. There are other people who came before him, he's not really a significant person, however, they're pushing his name up, really, and giving him more significance

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than he actually deserves. What I think is important is to focus on the mentality.

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The mentality that allows people to accept the fact that he discovers America when there are people standing there. So who discovered the Mount Everest, who discovered the source of the Nile River in Africa, when people were living there, for 1000s of years, it may be one of the oldest places of human civilization on Earth. But yet, when a European explorer reaches there is a he discovered the source of the mail, the people knew about it 10,000 years ago. So the mentality that denies the civilization of other people, and creates this fear, that is what educators throughout the world are beginning to work on now, to try to deal with this because otherwise, we will have other Bosnia

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Herzegovina, where you have nations so afraid of each other, that they immediately take up arms and they deny the humanity of the other people in an instant. And so the raising of a new generation, where people of different races, nationalities and backgrounds can understand each other

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can tolerate each other, and can live together in a relative amount of peace. Because if we don't do something quick, this whole planet is going to be destroyed. This is the reality that everybody can see looming in the background of the world events. So therefore, Columbus himself. Just to start off with, we have to recognize the fact

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that Columbus himself is reported in the, in the special department of the archives, the Ministry of Education in the Bahamas, which I have the opportunity to go to that the native population in the Bahamas, when he came in 1492. The locations of the major tribe of natives there were 50,000 people in 1492. By 1550,

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they were totally wiped out.

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An island of Hispaniola, just now Haiti, Dominican Republic, 250,000 people were there when he left. When we landed, three years later, there were 83,000 people left.

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And so when you start to look at what happened in the Americas, you will realize he was a holocaust. And when we look at the writings of Christopher Columbus, and you can access these writings, you can go to Cambridge University Library, Oxford University, the memoirs of Christopher and Ferdinand Columbus, you can read his writings, and in the memoirs of Bella Bella, and

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Vasco de Gama. And many of these explorers went out, really Congress countries, the stories that you can read in their writings, you can pull out some of the writings, the average, people don't get a chance to really go into these writings to see what was actually said. So really, what I want to do today with you, is to give you an idea, really of some of the points of history that have been kept out of the history books, this is part of, of the change now that we hope and pray will come about within the curriculums throughout the Americas, Europe and the world. That is to begin to look at the world in a different way.

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Okay, to begin to look at history, from the point of view of all of the peoples of the world. So Columbus himself. As I said, he actually admitted the fact in his writings that he went first he went to Iceland in the north, he went down to West Africa. And he spoke about in his memoirs that he had actually seen dugout canoes. With Africans going across. He realized that and when they came into the Americas, they recognize the fact that were African people living then Ferdinand Columbus, in his memoirs speaks about people when they reached out Honduras and Central America, about people, the women had pieces of jewelry, big, thick pieces of gold. And he said it was exactly like the

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earrings of the women of Mali,

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West Africa, and velboa. Many of these are countries that they found people of African descent all over the Americas. But this is something that is not stated in the normal history books.

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Columbus himself really was part of a wave that was coming out of Portugal and Spain. And when we look at the history of that part of the world, we find that Portugal and Spain had inherited or had ceased the history of a civilization that had existed in region for over 700 years. You may be surprised to realize the fact that when Muslims landed there in Spain, around 711, tonic Eben Ziad, and they landed at DDD mountain called Gibraltar now, okay in Arabic They say Jebel tonic.

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Okay, so Jebel tonic Gibraltar through it comes from

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the Muslims landed there at that point, and they were responding to oppression, that people were oppressed, and they cried out for somebody to liberate them. And the Muslims came, he was really helping the people who believed in God, they were being attacked by the Visigoths. And so

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the Islamic civilization spread into Europe at that point, and throughout the world. So the first point really, that I want to tackle just just to touch on so we have a better understanding. Before we go into some of the real details of the history is about Islam itself. Because that is misunderstood. stereotyping again, gives you an image of of different people.

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When I was growing up, the bad guys were usually Japanese. The Nazis. The Russians were bad the

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Indians, of course, are the bad guys and most of the movies today the bad guys and most of the movies are Spanish drug cartels.

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Jamaican posses Afro American gangs.

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But the most sinister character you can bring to the screen would be an Arab terrorist, he seizes the people and he says, I will not I will not allow you to to be release until you release my comrades from the prison. So Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chuck Norris. And there's a number of heroes who go into action to read the world, new prop. The reality of Islam is really something different. And I work as a social worker, and also work in education with Muslim peoples in Canada. And there's a large, very large population of Muslims from throughout the world coming into Canada today. And they are really facing a great stereotyping problem. Because Muslims right now make up almost one

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quarter of the earth's population.

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Almost one out of every four people on earth is a Muslim, it is the majority population in Africa. In China, it may be close to 60 million Muslims, and Russia, the former Soviet states, it may be 60 to 70 million Muslims in Europe, there are millions of Muslims in America, or the Americas according to Time Magazine, by the year 2000, Islam will be the second largest religion in North America.

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And so this is not a cult or a small group. It is an international understanding. And this is the way it has been from time immemorial. The word Islam itself, meaning surrender or submission to the will of Allah, meaning God with a capital G, is something really, that we have taught, was shared by people throughout the planet. And the Quran itself says that we have sent prophets messages to every nation and every tribe, that they would worship Allah and stay away from false deities. We are also taught over 124,000 prophets and messengers came to every nation every time prophets came to China, prophets came to India, to Africa, to the Americas to Europe. If you look at the folk traditions of

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people throughout the world, you will see monotheism. monotheism is something which is not specialized to Semitic speaking people are specialized to the Middle East. If you look at the Iroquois writings in America, you will see speaker, words being to the effect of the belief in the Great Spirit in ancient Egypt

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was right was Nefertiti and his Psalms, the Psalms have nothing. It sounds just like passages out of the Quran, and other texts that refer to the belief in one God, speaking of the different nations, the different tongues, and clearly that we should believe not in the sun, but the power behind the sun, the creator, Bantu writings, them to itself, the end to the cosmic force, when you go into Bantu religion and writings, you will find that they actually believed in an ultimate superior Great Spirit also. So monotheism is something that was all over the worlds. And that really is the essence of Islam.

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And if we understand that, that will help us to get out of like the stereotyping problem that people get into based upon names or based upon nationalities, in European when they speak of Muslims, or they speak of the Moors, and the Dark Ages.

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botelho eventually, Shakespeare had Othello as one of the most black. And so really, when we look at what Islam, Islam or Muslims, contributed to the Western world, it's amazing.

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In terms of the foundations of this society, and astronomy, Muslims are naturally geared toward astronomy. That is, because when we pray, we try to face Mecca. So wherever you are in the world, you have to figure out where you are. And so therefore, the Muslims are really the first people to use what is now the modern day compass, how to develop it and use it. Because naturally, every time we pray, we're trying to figure out directions. Also, the pilgrimage to Mecca,

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means that people have to journey from Africa, across deserts, across mountains, oceans. So therefore, geography was another one of the areas that Muslims excelled it and you find these very deep geography books that were written, that give you roadmaps that that if you're going from northern India, how do you make it all the way down to Mecca? Some of them actually tell you where there are hostile people, whether it's water, whether a mountains where there's a desert, it's almost like when you want to travel from California to Boston, and you go to the A Ah, okay, and then

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They give you triptychs they give you they say okay you travel along Route such and such. And then you read Texas and you go north and they give you like a route map. This is what Muslims did for the whole world. And so therefore you find

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some of the oldest and best preserved maps in the world were actually done by Muslims. In 1956 Elma Moody, famous geographer actually drew a map of the world. And on it he had America out much ruler, unknown territory, he said, and there's a picture of it on a poster, I believe, showing this unknown territory this is this is around 956.

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Now, of course, we are taught other things. We're taught that again, Christopher Columbus, they thought the world was flat, maybe in Europe. Okay, that was here, the DVD the basic understanding, but other parts of the world. It was not DDD, the roundness of the Earth was well known by Muslims and other people for centuries. In astronomy, the Muslims did things such as mapping visible stars, to correct the sun and the moon tables. The first use of the pendulum to measure time, observatories, they predicted sunspots, eclipses and the appearance of comets. In chemistry,

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they discovered nitric acid, they did distillation filteration crystallization, so for the gods and so on chemistry is from the word alakea.

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algebra is from jebat.

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trigonometry was developed by Muslims, and you can keep going on and on and on. There's hundreds of words in medicine. even seen on his book, The law medicine was being used in Europe, up into the 18th century, as one of the chief books in terms of understanding medicine, navigation, again, Muslims excelled in navigation. And so travelers went throughout the world. When they came into Spain and Portugal. They found it fear seeming for the planting of citrus fruits. So they planted oranges, grapefruits, lemons, lemon isn't as the word for lemon and Arabic. I realized a lot of this from from from studying Arabic and then realizing it, you know from speaking English. The word for

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for orange in Arabic is protocol.

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So protocol, Portugal.

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They went north, and they found the land in the Russian states that was so cold, you had to have a lot of suburbs in order to live in that place. And they called it out of the suburbs, the land of patience. sumeria sumeria become Siberia. They went down the Red Sea into East Africa, and they found the place of the Persians were using as a base of operations in what is now known as Somalia. They said My God, Asha Maharaj, would be the base. Okay, the place of the shop, or the ruler of Persia makaha, Shah, Mogadishu Moosa, even bei made a colony down in East Africa will save in big Mozambique. They went out into the East, into the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea.

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And they found a season a Muslim, they call a Muslim, or a season of a lot of rain. So most of them becomes monsoons. They went to the South China Sea. And what is really surprising to find out that there is a study done by a Harvard University scholar, his name is Barry felt, f e Ll is called saga America, they may have it in the library here in Cambridge, Cambridge just got a really good library, saga America. And what happened was that Barry fell, was a linguist. This is the 50s or the 60s. And he was working here. There's a lot of pictographs and writings when different

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buildings were being built all throughout America. And they're like digging into the ground, they start finding things under the ground, and you can go layer by layer, and you start to go back in time. So when these excavations are being done, they're picking up stones with Phoenician writing.

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stones with with Latin writing, Celtic writing, with the Scandinavian people, all types, then they start this funny type of scribbling. Nobody knew what it was they figured it was it was it was some sort of Indian language, very fell came along and recognized there was two things in this one is an ancient Libyan script. It's North Africa, and the other is what is called qu fic, Arabic writing. And they found these inscriptions all over the southwest of America. Invented

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between Nepal

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And California, they found a huge bedrock and I said it's more law, the name of Allah, written in Arabic, two feet across. They found Mohammed Nabila. Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah, written in descriptions all over the southwest of the United States. And they found a map. And he actually got drawings of this map. Some of the things he's had to put in vaults for fear that people would attack him and try to destroy it. If you go to Harvard University of Cambridge, Massachusetts, then you can get some of this information. And so Barry fell is got a map, which is dated to the eighth century AD.

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And this map shows Hudson Bay. It goes down to Panama. And it shows the United States and then it's got this Libyans some COVID. Right. And it says that in the Pacific, they found these islands they call juicer, el Hawa and Hawa an Arabic means Wint, like it's really windy place, okay? Please the Pacific it's. And so Hawaii becomes Hawaii

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when they came into the southwest of the United States, and they actually mixed with the native people living in the southwest of the United States.

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We find traces of this civilization, amongst the people in Nevada, Arizona, a cliff dwelling people also who used to live out there in the southwest. There's all kinds of Writing's on the walls. This is the way that things are being

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put together now. Because unfortunately, when the Spanish came into America, first they were the first major European group to come in, they destroyed everything. When it came to Mexico City. They burnt down the buildings and they took millions of books. And they took it to the Senate, they burned every single book they could find. They did like like a real, real big discredited history. everywhere they went out after they killed the leader, and the major military people, they destroyed the books. And so therefore, the writings of the native people

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are destroyed. What is happening today, however, is that pictographs on walls, there are writings found in different places, which which are coming up periodically. And Barry fells work is an amazing work. He took it to Libya. He took it to the scholars in North Africa to try to see, is this real or am I dreaming. And they looked at the Libyans because they said this is the real Libyan script. They also found amongst some of the natives living in the southwest of the United States, they found tattoos on their face at the same configuration as the tattoos of women in North Africa. There was also a tribe that veil their faces, sort of like these people who live in southern

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Algeria, and the Sahara desert to attics. They call it the two Arctic men veil their face. There's a group in the southwest with the men veil their face, the women don't the designs on their clothing. I don't beach, which is really a tube is really from Arabic the word Adobe is Arabic word, the Adobe houses itself. If you look at the houses in West Africa, or North Africa, Morocco, and Algeria in the desert, and you look at the configurations of the houses in the southwest United States, it's almost exactly the same. And so he came to the conclusion that Muslims had come across the Pacific, they had known the trade routes that came across the Pacific, and entered in on the western side of

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the United States, mixed with the people who had their own civilization, who built their own house, who had their own languages, and they contribute to the early growth of America, unfortunately, because of what the Spanish did when the destruction total destruction. Unfortunately, we're not able to access the writings on the eastern side of the United States, we find that Cyrus Gordon in his book before Columbus is speaking about coins that are found off the coast of Venezuela 880 You can also probably find this book in the Cambridge library, Cyrus Gordon, before Columbus, coins were found, which which had Arabic writing on it, and this is dated back to 800 ad. Now, getting into

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some of the other books now.

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That same geography, Elon Musk.

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Elon Musk already moved at the hub, which is probably in the library here also moves at the hub. He speaks about the journey of a man named Ross.

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Inside in 1889. He went into the Atlantic Ocean leaving and the lucea are what is now Portugal. He went into the Atlantic Ocean, and he came back with a booty and everybody in Spain knew about the journey of cross cross as well known

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formation in Spain in the 12th century, Al Idris, in his geography book, which is also available, spoke about the journey of a group of party of eight Mahadeva seafaring people from North Africa, who went into the Atlantic, and they found islands they were captured. They were blindfolded, and the king came and spoke to them through an interpreter who could speak Arabic. This is a 12th century book. Hello marriage, another book, masala calibre. Chima, Malika I'm sorry, this is the journey of different enlightened travelers into the different kingdoms of the world. This is a very interesting one, even for people who study African history. lumati writes about the journey of an

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African Muslim ruler named Mansa Musa. This is a very important name. Mansa Musa in 1324 months, Moosa traveled from the West African empire of Mali, he traveled across the Sahara Desert. He took 72,000 followers with him, they cross the Sahara dust, and they carried so much gold with them, that they changed the economy of every country that they reached. Just imagine when they had to eat

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72,000 follows they cross the Sahara on foot. When they reached Egypt, the the reporter for altomare even Amir, had you said two months and Musa, where did you get this power and authority for 10 months and Moosa said I am part of a lineage and my predecessor who came before me aboubaker crossed the Atlantic with 2000 ships, and he never returned 2000 ships, these people have the mandate language group are called mandinka. Now we have a saying in the Caribbean, in the south to I believe parts of the South Mandingo, if you are meant Dingo in the Caribbean, this means you like your rough and you know your masculine and your Mandingo man. Okay, but this idea is coming from this West

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African group.

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If you look at the coast of Guinea coast of West Africa, take a look at the map and look at Brazil, you find is very close. And there are currents that can take you across with no sales. They can it can take you naturally right across and it lands you in the Amazon River. Or it takes you up to Barbados, Trinidad right into the Caribbean. And there was a Scandinavian scientists, Thor Heyerdahl who in the 60s, piloted his boat rather second, he went from Morocco. He went along with West African coast by himself. And he went using the currents he landed in the Caribbean. So he proved conclusively that not only could Muslims have gone across, but even Ancient Egyptians before that.

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It's also used for people who apply this theory to the ancient Egyptians, and the Phoenicians as well. And so the currents existed that could carry people across the Atlantic. And so Abu paka left Mali, this is this is before 1324 with 2000 ships, 2000 ships, these are mensink mandinka writings were found along the the the Amazon River, up into Peru, into Panama, Mexico, the southwest of the United States. And there is a Harvard University scholar. His name is Leo Weiner. And the book is called Africa and the discovery of America. That is the book that really turned on Ivan van sertoma, Professor Ivan Van sertoma to really get involved in

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the the the this this type of research. This is a Harvard University scholar. And what he showed is that these mandinka people not only went into Central America and the Caribbean, they made it to the United States. And they were in Arizona, they were in New Mexico, they went up to Mississippi, and they went to the northeast corner of the United States. And some of the men think up moans, they found mounds with writing in it. And the writing is saying

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the desert is hot. The birds are numerous. The elephants are tired, that elephants with them. And it have pictures of elephants in the southwestern United States. This is amazing information. We don't have access to this, like like the general population, but it's right there in the universities. And so these mandinka people knew or Rinat shows, did business and they mixed with the Iroquois and Algonquin native populations. So when Columbus came, he was late. People, many people had been before Chris a long time before him. So when he came into the region, as I said, they found

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Black people in the Caribbean.

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They found Muslim they found this writing all around the place. Now some of them tried to write it off now

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who supposedly discovered the Pacific, but people have been living in the Pacific for 10,000 years. without power western Pacific, his reportable matar writes in their writings that the native people or what we would call Latino people of Central America came, they had a black man captured and he had a beard. And so they'll born and his people they said, Who is this? And they said he is from these two ladies are these are Mandingo people, these ones on interior, they are fear score the other way. So bellboy in his group went the other way. The point is, these people existed in the region. If you study Caribbean history, they tell you about our wax and carry ups does how they

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teach our West Indian history. The Caribs are from Guyana, like my friend Faisal the the character, the character like a rough what's right, the arrow acts from Barbados, the Asian ones, they were like easygoing, Indians and really nice. And a character chased him from island to island, the guy nice beaches of Island Island, they found black people in the Caribbean. The British said, No, it's shipwreck slaves. That's what they try to say, shipwreck slaves. But how could these people be all over the region? How could Columbus talk about him, and belvo talk about when they reached when slavery was not instituted in that time, Africans had no way to get across except by themselves.

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So that is the reality. And and I took this, this this discussion to McGill University, which is the

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geography department in Canada. They challenged me and I brought this information and they backed up

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because it is a reality, but it's just that they have not allowed this to be known to the general population. These people today are known as Garifuna.

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The Garifuna people, people of African descent, living in the Caribbean region. They live they were they were concentrated in St. Vincent, the island of St. Vincent and Dominika. And so when the British came, the Spanish brought them, the British brought them French fathom. Finally, the British made a treaty with them, and then tricked them and sent them to an island off the coast of Belize. This is British Honduras. And so they escaped from the Rhode Island, and they populate the Caribbean side of Central America. So if you go to Central America, you're going to find black people in Central America, not only because they helped to build the Panama Canal, that's what people usually

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think. But because they will all along the coast, you'll find you find them in Honduras, even Mexico, in Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia on the Caribbean coastline. There are black people, and many of them have this language is Garifuna language. It is not it is it is a mixture. It has some Spanish, some French and some English, but it's an African language. This is one of maybe two or three to normal languages that have been African language preserved in the Caribbean region, Yoruba, has been preserved in Cuba through Santeria. You like the obeah to the magic of the religion, which is really like a West African religion. Now it's used for like Voodoo

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Santeria. But then when the sensory people went to Nigeria, and Nigerians cried, the Yoruba cried, because they were speaking classical, Yoruba, classical yoruba language, they had maintained to the sensory rights and Cuba to the other African language preserved is the Garifuna language, scary for people now many of them are entering Islam. And many of them that they have, they have two wishes, one, that they will be recognized as an independent people in the Caribbean region, with their own heritage and history. And two, that they will find out where they came from, from from which part of Africa they came from. And there's good proof now to show that they may be the descendants of these

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mandinka early medical Muslims who are coming across from West Africa, into the region. They're in the Americas. And so there's a lot of information about this. And I don't want to bore you with all the details, you know, the archeological details and

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things dealing with language and so forth. And so I just want to give you a general idea of some of the work that is being done, which is clearly showing that this is now being brought to historical circles in the universities. It is a challenge to the history department has been brought into elementary schools, high schools to try to rewrite the curriculum, but the curriculum is serious.

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Seriously,

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mentality of people, right? Because if Columbus didn't discover America there Who did?

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Okay, now you got to drop. Okay. And so this mentality change now, I believe, is something that everybody, people of conscience not only people of African descent or Muslims, but people of all races, and nationalities need to now have their voice heard in history, so that people can begin to deal with themselves. And one of the problems going on in America, up until now, in the black communities in America and the Caribbean, is the lack of self esteem.

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It's the lack of understanding of our own heritage and roots. Because if we see everybody else in history, we don't see ourselves. We don't see any any positive contribution, then we don't think that we can make any positive contribution.

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I want to end here, at this point before it gets too hot in the other room, and open up the floor for any questions or observations that you may have had. The floor is open for any questions.

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Any questions?

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There's an island in the Philippines.

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I'm not really

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up on totally up one. But I've heard there's like an island in the Philippines where the majority of the population is Muslim. And also I know that there are some Filipinos who are black as well. Right? There's a connection. Yeah, Africa or they're

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Muslim why they mostly black. Right. Okay, what it seems as though for my understanding now, the Aboriginal population of the whole of Southeast Asia were Africans. And it's clear in Australia because you see what they call Aborigines in Australia, but you will find the same Aboriginal people, the original people, you find this all over Southeast Asia, I was in Malaysia, and I got into the elevator. And this Afro Malaysian guy with an afro like this look like he came from America or the Caribbean. And he's talking to Malaysian brother who is this, he said, Orang Asli, which means the original man in Malaysia. And these African people live in certain sections of Malaysia.

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Everybody knows. He said, the people you see the present in Malaysia or Thailand.

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They came from the north from Thailand, and other parts are not and they colonized Malaysia, and it drove these people to the coastlines. So you find that all the islands, Indonesia, Philippines, you will find that the native population actually was African people who more than likely migrated out of Africa itself, which is now clearly proven archaeologically, anthropologically, and historically to be the actual seedbed of humanity.

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Okay, and most historians are starting to submit now, because clear, so homosapien is now coming out of Africa, and it goes into different parts of the world, and then settling into that Southeast Asian region, probably is the reason why you have those black people there. In the Philippines, in terms of the of the Maus this island Mindanao, Mindanao was the island. And when the Spanish came across, when they were conquering the world, and they reached out they saw this they said mortals like Moore's top until now they call them models, okay, from the Spanish language. So what it was all it was was that Muslims had gone, the missionaries had gone, you know, armies went there.

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Contrary to all this propaganda about Islam, the conquering world by sword, no. missionaries went there. People have knowledge and business people. And they just did business with the people, they intermarried. And Islam spread the largest Muslim country in the world is Indonesia.

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So really, there's more Muslims in Indonesia than like the whole Middle East. So some Southeast Asia has always been like one of the strongest places of the presence of Islam. So I'm in denial of the Philippines, Indonesia, all of it is part of what used to be a former

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Islamic empire. It was Islamic empire that was there. And so the people there are very strong Muslims and very much involved in their, their roots and, and their independence in Mindanao.

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Any other questions that anybody has?

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believe so, I believe so. Yeah, not exactly. Sure. But you even with the Japanese too. There was there was a group of people that were there and they came from the

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mainland, and colonized drove these people off. So they act, all those areas speak about this Aboriginal group that really was there, populating all the Highland areas there.

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Right. And work is actually being done. Now, there's a brother in Canada who's doing work, actually about the British Isles, that the Moors what they call the Moors area. And so the ancestry of a lot of the people here when you really go back, you will find an early African people in the British Isles. Early as African people living here.

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Right, which one they have? Yeah, this was the most you have the most were there. Yeah. Yeah, there's another time.

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So again, this is this is not I mean, from a historical point of view, this is not decided, I am better than you. And you're here first. And you're not just tell the truth. That's all I say. Let everybody have their contribution. We recognize the present world civilization, but tell the truth, man,

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like, you know, with children here in Canada, we even reached a pocket all these people did. So I said to the children.

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Where does spaghetti come from? What kind of food is spaghetti? They said Italian food? As Oh, yeah. With noodles come from China.

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Okay, where does our tomatoes come into Europe? Right from the Middle East? Where does your oregano on your spices come from? From India. Okay, so it was an ingenious Italian, who took the culture of China, India, Middle East Africa, and put it all together and made spaghetti and meatballs. Okay, so all it is, is a mixture of the cultures of the world. And that is the same way as with technology. The same way is with with the languages, well, different aspects of civilization. That's, that's all we're saying, Now, just tell the truth.

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Just put things in a proper perspective. So people can appreciate each other.

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But then each group can appreciate each other, and not like be afraid of each other. And one who feels I am the best human being and you're not another human being. Everybody is human. Right? There's different aspects here. From our point of view, and Islamic point of view, we're all part of the same family. That's the reality of the situation. Okay, with these artificial divisions that have been set, to divide people into nations and groups to continue, like warring against each other. Okay, like history is very important for us, you know, to read history, question the history book, question it, go to another place and get another book. And check out what he said, to make

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sure he's telling us what we used to say, in the 60s like Mitt Romney, who used to say his story, right? It's not my story, man is his story. Okay, but we want our story, right? We want everybody to know the word history of some Arabic from bookstores.

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As I tell him, it means the stories of those who came before a store. That's an Arabic word. So many Arabic words have been

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changed through language, Latin, German, or Spanish and into the English language, you'd be surprised to know how many words to

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write, as you see you, right? There's a special group, right?

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hassling us about this one yet that group up and Allah moved up in Syria. Right, he had the the assassins up there smoking hash, and you send them out to hit people.

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As right, yes. Well,

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the mainland.

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Okay. This is a very good question. Because actually, what happened was, we can see that when the Spanish came in, especially, and they colonized the region there, then they destroyed all the books and they start taking over eventually, what happened is around the 16th century, the 17th century, you have what is called color coats, and the Caribbean coat law, the black coat, because when the first colonists came to America, there were black people there, and some black people, they had slaves, or they had they had plantations. Black people came before slavery to America. But slavery was first tried on white poor whites, but didn't work. They try it on the native people, they ran

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away or they died. Then when they found it was fear seeming to bring in people from Africa, way far from the continent, easy to detect. You could work in a plantation, you had good idea of agriculture. Then they brought people off and they made laws to say anybody who was African is now a slave.

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So therefore, anybody, whether you are part native, the Seminoles or whatever nation you were will black

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Whatever you were, once that code came in, no became slave. That was the end. And so race around the 17th 16th 17th century, as the 70s, it became the crucial issue was color. The dictionaries have changed. So when you see the word black in the dictionary, in the past the Greeks and these other they had no problem with color.

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They said, Yes, we got our civilization from the Egyptians, they were black dark, people would really hear they had no Herodotus, the Romans, none of them no problem, okay, but when color is now used as a means of slavery, okay, then in a dictionary, the word black becomes

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evil,

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gloomy,

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dirty, all these things come with black and white becomes innocent, holy and pure.

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So therefore, that that is a place value being put upon color itself. Okay. And so that really became a very, very crucial thing. And so therefore, they will last, what we what we say is that they were melted down, in the melting pot of America is like a melting pot. Because in the slavery period, right, and we don't have time to go into that today. But the slavery period, actually, you know, there were, there were many Muslim states, about 30% of the slaves were Muslims. There was a shanty. There was Yoruba, there was Angola. There was Wolof, there was many a Can people as many different nations and they had different tongues. But all those languages, it was prohibited to

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speak those languages.

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They stopped you from speaking, if you made your worship or your prayer, you have you will be killed. And so therefore, after a period of time, people have melted down.

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And they can only maintain a form of Christianity. You have different rhythms in it and different things and underground groups that kept something going. But they lost it, they will, they will lost the actual details of the religion. So the early explorers, the ones who came with the Spanish, many came along with the Spanish, that's another whole lecture, slavery period. All of it melted up.

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Some people though, in their families, they can trace back something different. There was a brother, who just died this year army allowed mercy on him. nonfuel Mohammed from Philadelphia, his he was from Georgia, and his great grandmother was in slavery.

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And so they can remember that when the slave master in Georgia was mad, he said, Hey, nothing but at HACC is illegitimate children. Know what that means. If you interpret that from English, and taga is hard. Just write me the wife of Ebrahim Elisa Abraham. So when you say the ag is illegitimate children, your Arabs, your Muslims, that's what he was called. haggis illegitimate children. When he was getting mad at

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focus, you find a lot of things like this in this documentation, but unfortunately, it was like melted down. People really didn't know. You know what the roots were. And then some people bring back aspects of the roots. And there's a lot now in reinterpreting posters. We're talking about slaves. Some of the historical documents now are being re analyzed in the south. Because if you look at it with other eyes, you'll see other things in it. You'll see names being changed.

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Even some Muslim names, they say for instance, this is a heavy one.

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There was a Muslim slave named Bilbao Illallah Saliba Lally, he was living off in the islands of Gula island off the coast of South Carolina. And he had like 19 children. And he used to make us a lot of is like you affairs used to read the Quran used to make us a lot. Okay. There was a movie that somebody put out the Sisters of the forget the name of it, but they had him in the movie. Right? The one was down on

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Guna Island, the Gullah islands, and they are you making a salad with his face on or whatnot. He had 19 shoulders, they say there was a book that came out as a historian who did a book, and he said the name below college became changed around to be Bella Bella. And the next generation they called it Bailey.

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So anybody who has the name Bailey's, who comes from South Carolina, and that region is probably at the center of solid knowledge. Bailey. That's it because there was no slave master with the name Bailey, who could have given it to all the slaves on the plantation. Nobody had Bailey because he went back and checked. His name was Robert Thea. Now check this out. He checked out one famous African activist, and he found out that his name was Frederick Augustus Bailey. He changed his name to Frederick Douglass.

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Frederick Douglas is from the Bailey family and sulfur, which means he probably was a Muslim. That is mind boggling for history right now the one brother pseudo man named Dr. Solomon Yang, Washington DC, who's a Gambian? He doesn't Howard University. He checked was checking out things and see if there's a name Abu Baca

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in West Africa becomes Rebecca.

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Rebecca they say, and Rebecca they see the linguistic change into Brooker.

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So some people who took the name Brooker also is from Abu Bakar. These are linguistic changes that have happened in the names. Okay. So, you know, his idea. I mean, if Booker T Washington, and Frederick Douglass were Muslims, this is serious. This is serious. But there's a lot of things even with a shanty, even with Yoruba, and you will see these linguistic name changes that go on that is part of the reclaiming of heritage. But unfortunately, there was a meltdown process. And it's like, it's almost like amnesia. Like, we have amnesia, like our memory is gone.

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It's a matter of like, piecing it together. Now, to get the roots to go back to the early history of

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this passage is saying, No, I had three sons. And when Nora got drunk on wine, one of the sons laughed at him, and the other took a sheet and work backwards and threw it over Noah, Noah told one who left usually will be used of wood and drawers of water

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for the other two children, and they will be known by the hair and skin being dark. Okay, so Miss, there we are. And that is the way God meant us to be. We always had to follow the right folks and do what and do what we see them to do. And that's all there is to it. You just can't get away from what the Lord said. Gus Rogers, this is a testimony from asleep. Okay.

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Yeah. So did you see a lot of this, you know, the brainwashing and the things that went on? Okay. Any other questions?

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mean this really is not. You see, when racism came into history in the 16th 17th century, this is when they start changing even biblical textbooks. So Satan became the Dark Prince. Everything doc became like evil, right. And so this is where color color was, was superimposed into this Bible. This week, Muslims, we do not believe this is the original teachings of Jesus. This is something that's imposed into the book to propagate racism. And then you have a picture of Jesus Himself, right, who's probably Michelangelo's uncle of something that he drew in the Sistine Chapel. So everybody draws that picture of you. That's not what Jesus looked like. One time I was I was in a

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Catholic retreat. There was a Catholic priest who was losing his child teenagers. So he asked me to come in and talk to these teenagers. Okay. And so when we were talking, I stopped talking about Jesus way look like, and the student said, Wait a minute, what did Jesus look like?

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And the preset, I'm going to agree with Mr. Hakim, I agree with him. He was probably medium height person. He had broad shoulders, big hands. He was a carpenter, right? Top Feat. He had here like lamb's wool.

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Okay, it is not easy Semitic Middle Eastern person. Now different kinds of features. What you see in the picture is Michelangelo's uncle. Okay, so the reality is, that is racism. In order to get dominate, when you say that's God, or the Son of God, and it looks like a particular race, then you will now deify the race. That's a psychological thing. But race is not supposed to be part of the message. It was never part of the message, that one color over another color. That's not part of the message that came in when race became the key issue in terms of dominating people's minds. And that is what has to be routed out of institutionalized religion, and the educational system. All of these

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things have to be routed out if people don't deal with each other in a normal way. Otherwise, we still have these perversions one group against another group. Any other questions? Anybody else?

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Yes.

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Right.

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Right.

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It appears that they came from Asia itself.

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He probably across the Bering Straits or Alaska to Alaska at one point that was land. And so they came across there from Mongolia.

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Okay. And they came in a properly in also from the Pacific itself the islands. They came because many people will live in Central America, they look like people from Polynesia, like Hawaii and all those islands did. So they came in from the islands. And then they came in the North Island that migrated down and settled. And then what this is 1000s of years ago, okay, so they have their own origin, they have a different origin. And they have their own civilizations, their own languages. What happened when the black people came, there are Africans. And once when the Semites came Phoenicians, they only added something to the civilization that was already there. They didn't

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create the civilization, they added to the people's civilization. Probably the pyramid building was something that the Africans had known because the pyramids in Egypt were the greatest pyramids on earth, and it still had the greatest pyramids. So their contribution was probably in this pyramid building. And then in certain aspects of medicine and certain aspects of science that they had from ancient Egypt. The Phoenicians were seafaring people who came from what is now like Lebanon, and they all around the Mediterranean. They were the ones who probably carried the Egyptians across at that point. So everybody has their contribution that they make, but the native people in the

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Americas actually have their own roots and own separate language. Yes.

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This is a very good question, though. And like there's a lot of debate about Columbus. When I was in the Caribbean, you're gonna be surprised to notice when I was in the Caribbean,

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we had an interfaith conference. It's a group. I was in Jamaica, and we have interfaith inter, ethnic, historical Congress, and the Jewish group. The rabbi can't the chief rabbi on the island, made his historical thing he said, Columbus was Jewish. This is serious. And the moneylenders in Venice, right? He got his money to people he got his money from, what was happening is that the Spanish had what they call the Inquisition. When they came down, and they conquered the Muslim land, anybody who was not a Catholic, they burn you at the stake. So therefore, the Jews who are they call it who hid their identity will call Marino's, and the Muslims moriscos. So they were trying to flee.

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They were trying to leave. Because in 1492, just before Columbus went, 1000s of Jews were actually expelled from Spain, 1000s of them. This is one of the big events in 1492. So one of the theories is that Columbus was bringing across Jewish people and other people were fleeing from the Inquisition. That was one of the reasons why he was going across that there's a lot of theories a man named Bradley, Thomas Bradley is from Canada from Halifax. And he has another book, he has another this is his theory about Columbus, why Columbus went across. There's a lot of theories why you really went across this thing that you get to the public. This is propaganda. There's all kinds of other

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reasons, all kinds of things were going on in terms of, you know, making that journey across. So one of it may be that he was transporting refugees, across from the Jewish population, and from other people who were fleeing, who were not Catholics, and they were fleeing from the Spanish Inquisition. That that may be part of the reason why he particularly went across, and his navigator Rodrigo de Triana was moresco. He was a Muslim hidden who had his identity. He was the first person to cite that he could speak Arabic And men think one of the West African languages. Columbus moon was a thought he was going to run into somebody who either spoke Arabic or Western. So he carried up

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Rodrigo with just

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Well, I'm not sure if his journey to Turkey I know that West Africa he journey to end in West Africa.

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His name is Ahmed bin. Majeed is a famous astronomer navigate a scientist who actually helped a lot of the Portuguese, our

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Congress,

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Vasco de Gama and his people who went around South Africa, Cape of Good Hope, to hoping to go around the Muslim world right to get to India. So I mean, it was Muslim showed him how to get around it. So Columbus went into West Africa and also

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conferred with these historians there. And when the Portuguese set up their schools of navigation, they were basing it upon the Muslim navigation that had already been there because of Muslims again,

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Like I said, we're the first people to use the compass. Here, they had gone back and forth regularly, it was well known. Okay, so there is a map and 1530 period by EC map that dates back to 1513. And that map is in Turkey in Istanbul. And that map is got a detailed

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picture of the South American coastline, then certainly,

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he always refers to this map, this is probably the most hot the hottest evidence of pre Columbus presence of Muslims, because, you know, it's hard evidence, because it shows the coastline details, and that's 1513. So how can you get that information if Columbus just discovered the place in 1492. So through the turf, he had used other maps before. So there were maps being used by the Turks and by the Spanish Muslims, and loosens North Africans, they all had access to maps. But unfortunately, through the wars and the different things, these maps have been destroyed, we don't have access to the lot of these maps. Now. Why is it?

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Is it?

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Right? Well, you know, it appears that

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you see, again, amongst the African Americans, and you know, many of the people in America, the people weren't searching for roots, and really, you know, trying to look at Africa and trying to look at history in a more, you know, General,

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objective way. And so when you look at Africa, he will see you immediately, you'll see the the great contributions that Muslim you made, especially in West Africa.

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And so that appeal is still there. Also, within African American History, you know, Muslims, from the time of the slavery period, as quiet as it's kept, have played a very important role, and have been known. And you can actually trace revolts that went on in the slavery period, you can trace the presence of Muslims, when Afro Americans migrated to the northeast cities, and a number of groups that formed in the northeast, more science temple law, there were a number of groups that formed so I mean, Muslims have always been part of African American culture, it's always been there.

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And so therefore, with all the other options being cut off, that option still remains, there's a very strong option. And in terms of family structure, at this point, those were interested in family, Islam has shown and Malcolm X's example shows how the people in terms of cleaning up your life, reforming yourself, getting your family together, you having a good worldview, right, you know, you're connecting yourself with other nations, that Islam is one of the easiest ways for for African Americans, especially to connect with people in Africa and other parts of the world. When I went into Africa, as I spent time in Nigeria, and Kenya, and other places, okay, they look at us to

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America. And they say, like, what tribe are you from? I have a turban and a big thing like this. I went to Nigeria to a corpus, okay. And like, because I guess my mixed complaint, I look like people in the desert in the Sahara, desert people, right? So this man comes up to me this thing you said, Who's your father?

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in America? He said, No, who is your father? Okay, my father's Name Is Earl

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Hall. He was expecting to hear something else, right. But when we put if you go to Africa, like a tourist, and you put your camera on looking at the natives and everything, they look at you in the same way as other people will come in, they're just like, exploit them, right. But if you go there with your religion, Ashanti religion, with Islam, with something that is native to the land, they can relate to you.

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They relate to you right away, they open up the house. Okay, and so that is another reason why, in terms of routes, it is a natural thing for African Americans to evolve into a state of Islam. Not just propaganda and all this terrorism that that's propaganda. I'm talking about a way of life where you know, you clean yourself up, you're honest, a decent, you have good family life. Yep, good structure. You know, you're you're into education and science. You're world traveler. These are the positive parts of Islam. But that's still you know, often one of the best alternatives to our to our people in America.

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Yeah, so this is the reason why I mean, like this year, the Heisman Trophy winner and football player is Muslim.

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Hakeem Olajuwon Most Valuable Player me again, but he's supposed to be the most valuable player anyway, he was. And this is becoming a common thing Mike Tyson. I love you

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Go like in

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Islam, you helped you Mike Tyson to like, get himself together. That's the reality. And he's gonna tell you, I clean myself up, you know, this is I've got myself together how Muslim doesn't mean I turn into a wild man, I'm cooled out now.

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Okay, so it's a natural evolution which is happening, which I, I don't think any propaganda is going to really stop.

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But it's not going to stop. I mean the positive aspects of this not the positive aspects of what's supposed to be as long as it's taught properly.

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The other questions anybody has? Yes?

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Yeah, the Maus really is a color thing. It's a word used by Europeans, to say like, these are like color people.

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But the most the most Muslims? Yeah, whenever wherever you used it, whenever the European use the word most, it actually met Muslim. But most will not just Africans, there were Persians or even Europeans. There were different Arabs to different types of people were most it's like a mixed group of Muslims like a mixed racial group. But still, it was you could say color. So they use this moros word is like it's referring to color to the color of the people. Mauritania, is referring to the color that people they like brown people love black people, is one of the first

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know it just like the word Negro itself, is Negro black. So it's a color that was put upon people of African descent. Instead of using you hear your original tribe or your language, but you were to say you're unique, which means your blacks your color.

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The way you do that, now you don't say the yellow people for the Chinese. You say he's Chinese American, or he is Indian, Indian American. Or he's Irish American. They say he's black American, why does it change it to a color?

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So that's the reason why be like this. This team wars world is like a general word which is being used, which doesn't give justice to what the person believes the most.

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And that Robin Hood movie, Did y'all see that movie Robin Hood? That was interesting. Because like the role that he played, you see what he was doing? He performed the circumcision. I mean, they admitted that

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he knew about gunpowder,

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the telescope, all the things that the science that's the science.

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But the same time at the beginning, they show a terrible to Muslims, like shopping hands off, and

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you frightened that your mind

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has just been chopped off that propaganda propagate propaganda.

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So any other questions, or anybody else wanted to also present on behalf of our brothers, who came here today? Everybody here is a gift from us is a tape you can have it's an it's an audio tape.

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And that is the lecture here that I gave, I did this in State University in New York, Binghamton. And it gives us even more second long lecture that I do with all the information and even more talking about the thing against the olmecs the Egyptians, so the alternative, so everybody can take a copy of that paper, free of cost from a

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sign of appreciation. Thank you very much for your patience.

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So Columbus himself, as I said, actually admitted the fact in his writings that he went first he went to Iceland in the north, he went down to West Africa. And he spoke about in his memoirs that he had actually seen dugout canoes. With Africans going across. He realized that and when they came into the Americas, they recognize the fact that we're African people living in Ferdinand Columbus, in his memoirs speaks about people when they reached out Honduras and Central America, about people the women had pieces of jewelry, big, thick pieces of gold. And he said it was exactly like the earrings of the women of Mali,

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West Africa, and velboa many of these Conquistador days, they found people of African descent all over the Americas. But this is something that is not stated in the normal history books.

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Columbus himself really was part of a wave that was coming out of Portugal and Spain. And when we look at the history of that part of the world, we find

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Portugal and Spain had inherited or had ceased the history of a civilization that had existed in region for over 700 years. You may be surprised to realize the fact that when Muslims landed there in Spain around 711 tonic Eben Ziad yet and they landed at DDD mountain called Gibraltar now, okay in Arabic They say Jebel todich.

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Okay, so Jebel Tarik Gibraltar through comes from

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the Muslims landed there at that point, and they were responding to oppression, the people were oppressed, and they cried out for somebody to liberate them. And the Muslims came, he was really helping the people who believed in God, they were being attacked by the Visigoths. And so

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Islamic civilization spread into Europe at that point, and throughout the world. So the first point really, that I want to tackle just just to touch on so we have a better understanding, before we go into some of the real details of the history is about Islam itself. Because that is misunderstood. stereotyping again, gives you an image of different people.

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When I was growing up, the bad guys were usually Japanese, the Nazis. The Russians are bad. The Indians, of course, were the bad guys. And most of the movies today, the bad guys and most of the movies or Spanish drug cartels,

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Jamaican posses or Afro American gangs. But the most sinister character you can bring to the screen would be an Arab terrorist, he seizes the people and he says, I will not I will not allow you to be release until you release my comrades from the prison. So Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chuck Norris. And there's a number of heroes who go into action to read the world, new prop. The reality of Islam is really something different. And I work as a social worker, and also work in education with Muslim peoples in Canada. And there's a large, very large population of Muslims from throughout the world coming into Canada today. And they are really facing a great stereotyping problem. Because Muslims

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right now make up almost one quarter of the earth population.

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Almost one out of every four people on earth is a Muslim, it is the majority population in Africa. In China, there may be close to 60 million Muslims, and Russia, the former Soviet states, it may be 60 to 70 million Muslims in Europe, there are millions of Muslims in America, or the Americas according to Time Magazine, by the year 2000, Islam will be the second largest religion in North America.

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And so this is not a cult or a small group. It is an international understanding. And this is the way it has been from time immemorial. The word Islam itself, meaning surrender or submission to the will of Allah, meaning God with a capital G, is something really that we have taught, was shared by people throughout the planet. And the Quran itself says that we have sent prophets messages to every nation and every tribe, that they would worship Allah and stay away from false deities. We are also taught over 124,000 prophets and messengers came to every nation every tribe, prophets came to China, prophets came to India, to Africa, to the Americas to Europe. If you look at the folk

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traditions of people throughout the world, you will see monotheism. monotheism is something which is not specialized to Semitic speaking people are specialized to the Middle East. If you look at the Iroquois writings in America, you will see speaker, words being to the effect of the belief in the Great Spirit in ancient Egypt

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was right was Nefertiti and his Psalms, the Psalms have nothing. It sounds just like passages out of the Quran, and other texts, that they refer to the belief in one God, speaking of the different nations, the different tongues, and clearly that we should believe not in the sun, but the power behind the sun, the creator, Bantu writings, them to itself, the end to the cosmic force, when you go into Bantu religion and writings, you will find that they actually believed in an ultimate superior Great Spirit also. So monotheism is something that was all over the world and that really is the essence of Islam. And if we understand that, that will help us to get out of like the

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stereotyping problem that people get into based upon names or based upon nationalities in European when they speak of Muslims or they speak of the Morse

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The Dark Ages

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botelho even Shakespeare had Othello as one of the most a black. And so really, when we look at what Islam, Islam or Muslims contributed to the Western world, it's amazing

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in terms of the foundations of this society, and astronomy, Muslims are naturally geared toward astronomy. That is, because when we pray, we try to face Mecca. So wherever you are in the world, you have to figure out where you are. So therefore, the Muslims are really the first people to use what is now the modern day compass, how to develop it and use it. Because naturally, every time we pray, we're trying to figure out directions. Also, the pilgrimage to Mecca

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means that people have to journey from Africa, across deserts, across mountains, oceans. So therefore, geography was another one of the areas that Muslims excelled it and you find these very deep geography books that were written, that give you roadmaps that that if you're going from northern India, how do you make it all the way down to Mecca? Some of them actually tell you where there are hostile people, whether it's water, whether a mountains, whether it's a desert, it's almost like when you want to travel from California to Boston, and you go to the A Ah, okay. And then they give you triptychs they give you they say okay you travel along Route such and such. And

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then you read Texas and you go north and they give you like a route map. This is what Muslims did for the whole world. And so therefore, you find

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some of the oldest and best preserved maps in the world were actually done by Muslims. In 1956, Elma Moody, famous geographer actually drew a map of the world. And on it he had America out much ruler, unknown territory, he said, and there's a picture of it on a poster, I believe, showing this unknown territory this is this is around 956.

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Now, of course, we are taught other things. We're taught that again, Christopher Columbus, everybody thought the world was flat, maybe in Europe. Okay, that was here, the DVD the basic understanding, but other parts of the world, it was not DVD, the roundness of the Earth was well known by Muslims and other people for centuries. In astronomy, the Muslims did set things such as mapping visible stars, to correct the sun in the moon tables. The first use of the pendulum to measure time, observatories, they predicted sunspots, eclipses and the appearance of comets. In chemistry,

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they discovered nitric acid, they did distillation filteration crystallization, so for the goddess and so on chemistry is from the word alakea.

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algebra is from jebat.

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trigonometry was developed by Muslims, and you can keep going on and on. There's hundreds of words in medicine. Even Sina, his book, The law of medicine, was being used in Europe, up into the 18th century, as one of the chief books in terms of understanding medicine, navigation, again, Muslims excelled in navigation. And so travelers went throughout the world. When they came into Spain and Portugal, they found it fear seeming for the planting of citrus fruits. So they planted oranges, grapefruits, lemons, lemon is an app as the word for lemon and Arabic. I realized a lot of this from from from studying Arabic and then realizing it, you know from speaking English, the word for for

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orange in our because protocol.

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So protocol, Portugal.

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They went north, and they found the land in the Russian states that was so cold, you had to have a lot of suburbs in order to live in that place. And they called it out of the suburb, the land of patience. sumeria sumeria become Siberia. They went down the Red Sea into East Africa, and they found the place of the Persians were using as a base of operations in what is now known as Somalia. They said My God, a Shah Maharaj would be the base. Okay, the place of the shop, or the ruler of Persia, my god the shop, Mogadishu Moosa eBay, made a colony down in East Africa will save in big Mozambique. They went out into the East into the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea.

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And they found a season of a Muslim they call a Muslim or a season of a lot of rain, so most and becomes monsoons. They went to the

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The South China Sea. And what is really surprising to find out that there is a study done by a Harvard University scholar. His name is Barry fellow. f e Ll is called saga America. They may have it in the library here in Cambridge, Cambridge, he's got a really good library, saga America. And what happened was that Barry felt was a linguist. This is the 50s and the 60s. And he was working, he had a lot of pictographs and writings when different

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buildings were being built all throughout America. And they're like digging into the ground, they start finding things under the ground, and you can go layer by layer, and you start to go back in time. So when these excavations are being done, they're picking up stones with Phoenician writing.

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stones with with Latin writing, Celtic writing, me, the Scandinavian people, all types of identities that this funny type of scribbling. Nobody knew what it was they figured it was it was it was some sort of Indian language, very fell, came along and recognized there was two things in this one is an ancient Libyan script. It's North Africa, and the other is what is called qu fic, Arabic writing. And they found these inscriptions all over the southwest of America, invented

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between Nevada and California, they found a huge bedrock, and I said it's more law, the name of Allah, written in Arabic to feed across. They found Mohammed Nabila. Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah, written in descriptions all over the southwest of the United States. And they found a map. And he actually got drawings of this map, some of the things he's had to put in vaults for fear that people would attack him and try to destroy it. If you go to Harvard University of Cambridge, Massachusetts, then you can get some of this information. And so, Barry Feld is got a map, which is dated to the eighth century AD. And this map shows Hudson Bay, it goes down to Panama. And it shows

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the United States and then it's got this Libyans perfect, right. And it says that in the Pacific, they found these islands they call juicer, el Hawa. And how an Arabic means went, like it's really windy place, okay. pacificus. And so, um, Hawaii becomes Hawaii

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when they came into the southwest of the United States, and they actually mixed with the native people living in the southwest of the United States.

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We find traces of this civilization, amongst the people in Nevada, Arizona, a cliff dwelling people also who used to live out there in the southwest. There's all kinds of writing's on the wall. This is the way that things are being

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put together now. Because unfortunately, when the Spanish came into America, first they were the first major European group to come in, they destroyed everything. When it came to Mexico City. They burnt down the buildings, and they took millions of books, and they took it to the center and they burned every single book they could find. They did have like, like a real, real big discredited history. everywhere they went out after they killed the leader, and the major military people, they destroyed the books. And so therefore, the writings of the native people

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are destroyed. What is happening today, however, is that pictographs on walls, there are writings found in different places, which which are coming up

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periodically. And Barry fells work is an amazing work. He took it to Libya. He took it to the scholars in North Africa to try to see, is this real or am I dreaming. And they looked at the Libyans because they said this is the real Libyan script. They also found amongst some of the natives living in the southwest of the United States, they found tattoos on their face at the same configuration as the tattoos of women in North Africa. There was also a tribe that veil their faces, sort of like these people who live in southern Algeria, and the Sahara desert to attics. They call it the two Arctic men veil their face. There's a group in the southwest to the men Ville their face.

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The women don't the designs on their clothing. I don't beach, which is really a tube is really from Arabic the word Adobe is Arabic word. The Adobe houses itself. If you look at the houses in West Africa, or North Africa, Morocco and Algeria in the desert, and you look at configurations of the houses in the southwest United States, it's almost exactly the same. And so he came to the conclusion that Muslims had come across the Pacific

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They had known the trade route, they came across the Pacific and entered in on the western side of the United States mix with the people who had their own civilization who built their own house, who had their own languages. And they contribute to the early growth of America, unfortunately, because of what the Spanish did when the destruction total destruction, unfortunately, we're not able to access the writings on the eastern side of the United States, we find that Cyrus Gordon in his book before Columbus is speaking about coins that were found off the coast of Venezuela 180 You can also probably find this book in the Cambridge library, Cyrus Gordon, before Columbus, coins were found,

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which which had Arabic writing on it, and this is dated back to 800 ad. Now, getting into some of the other books now.

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That same geographer Elon Musk prudish, Elon Musk already moved at the hub, which is probably in the library here also moves at the hub, he speaks about the journey of a man named Ross.

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Inside in 1889, he went into the Atlantic Ocean leaving and the lucea are what is now Portugal. He went into the Atlantic Ocean, and he came back with a booty and everybody in Spain knew about the journey of cross cross as well known information in Spain in the 12th century, how it recedes. And his geography book, which is also available, spoke about the journey of a group of party of hate Mahadeva seafaring people from North Africa, who went into the Atlantic, and they found islands they were captured, they were blindfolded, and the king came and spoke to them through an interpreter who could speak Arabic. This is a 12th century book.

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Another book, masala calibre, female Malika, I'm sorry. This is the journey of different enlightened travelers into the different kingdoms of the world. This is a very interesting one, even for people who study African history. Hello MADI writes about the journey of African Muslim ruler named Mansa Musa. This is very important name. Mansa Musa in 1324 months of Moosa traveled from the West African empire of Mali, he traveled across the Sahara Desert. He took 72,000 followers with him, they cross the Sahara Desert, and they carried so much gold with them, that they changed the economy of every country that they reached. Just imagine when they had to eat

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72,000 follows they cross the Sahara on foot When they reached Egypt, the direct product for a Romani even I mean, had you said two months of Musa, where did you get this power and authority for 10 months and Moosa said, I am part of a lineage. And my predecessor who came before me aboubaker crossed the Atlantic with 2000 ships, and he never returned 2000 ships, these people have the mandate language group are called mandinka. Now we have a saying in the Caribbean, in the south to I believe parts of the South Mandingo, if you're meant Dingo in the Caribbean is means you like to refer to your masculine and your Mandingo man. Okay. But this idea is coming from this West African

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group.

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If you look at the coast of Guinea coast of West Africa, take a look at the map and look at Brazil, you find is very close. And there are currents that can take you across with no sales. They can it can take you naturally right across and it lands you and the Amazon River. Or it takes you up to Barbados, Trinidad right into the Caribbean. And there was a Scandinavian scientists, Thor Heyerdahl who in the 60s, piloted his boat rather second, he went from Morocco. He went along with West African coast by himself. And he went using the currents he landed in the Caribbean. So he proved conclusively that not only could Muslims have gone across, but even Ancient Egyptians before that.

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It's also used the people who apply this theory to the ancient Egyptians and the Phoenicians as well. And so the currents existed that could carry people across the Atlantic. And so Ababa left Mali. This is this is before 1324 with 2000 ships 2000 ships, these are men think mandinka writings were found along the the the Amazon River, up into Pedro into Panama, Mexico to sell

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west of the United States. And there was a Harvard University scholar. His name is Leo Weiner. And the book is called Africa and the discovery of America. That is the book that really turned on Ivan van sertoma. Professor Ivan van sertoma, to get really get involved in the the the this type of research. This is a Harvard University scholar. And what he showed is that these mandinka people not only went into Central America and the Caribbean, they made it to the United States. And they were in Arizona, they were in New Mexico, they went up to Mississippi, and they went to the northeast corner of the United States, and some of the medical mounds, they found mounds with writing in it.

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And the writing is saying

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the desert is hot. The birds are numerous. The elephants are tired, that elephants with them, and that they have pictures of elephants in the southwestern United States. This is amazing information. We don't have access to this, like like the general population, but it's right there in the universities. And so these mandinka people who are watching the shows did business and they mixed with the Iroquois and Algonquin native populations. So when Columbus came, he was late. People, many people had been before Chris a long time before him. So when he came into the region, as I said, they found black people in the Caribbean.

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They found Muslims they found his writing all around the place. Now some of them try to write it off now

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who supposedly discovered the Pacific but people have been living in the Pacific for 10,000 years. When Bella Bella Vista Pacific his reportable Mata writes in their writings that the native people or what we would call Latino people of Central America came they had a black man captured and he had a beard. And so they'll born and his people they said Who is this? And they said he is from these two ladies are these are Mandingo people, these ones on interior? They are fear score the other way. So Barbara and his group went the other way. The point is, these people existed in the region. If you study Caribbean history, they tell you about our wax and Caribs does how they teach our West

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Indian history. The Caribs are from Guyana, like my friend Faisal to the character, the character like a rough ones, right. The anoraks from Barbados, the Asian ones, they were like easygoing, Indians and really nice. And a character chased him from island to island, the guy nice edges of the island. They found black people in the Caribbean. The British said, No, it's shipwreck slaves. So they try to say, shipwreck slaves. But how could these people be all over the region? How could Columbus talk about them, and belvilla talk about when they reached when slavery was not instituted in that time, Africans had no way to get across except by themselves.

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So that is the reality and and I took this this discussion to McGill University, which is the top geography department in Canada. They challenged me and I brought this information and they backed up,

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because it is a reality, but it is just that they have not allowed this to be known to the general population. These people today are known as Garifuna.

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The Garifuna people, people of African descent, living in the Caribbean region. They live they were they were concentrated in St. Vincent, the island of St. Vincent and Dominika. And so when the British came, the Spanish brought them, the British brought them French fought them. Finally, the British made a treaty with them, and then tricked them and sent them to an island off the coast of Belize. This is British Honduras. And so they escaped from the Rhode Island, and they populate the Caribbean side of Central America. So if you go to Central America, you're going to find black people in Central America, not only because they helped to build a Panama Canal, that's what people

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usually think, because they will all along the coast, you'll find you find them in Honduras, even Mexico, in Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, all on the Caribbean coastline. There are black people, and many of them have this language is Garifuna language. It is not it is it is a mixture. It has some Spanish, some French and some English, but it's an African language. This is one of maybe two or three to normal languages that have been African language preserved in the Caribbean region, Yoruba, has been preserved in Cuba through centuria. You'd like to obeah to the magic of the religion, which is really like a West African religion. Now it's used

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for like Voodoo

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Santa Maria. But then when the Santa Maria people went to Nigeria, and Nigerians cried, the Yoruba cried, because they were speaking classical, Yoruba, classical yoruba language they had maintained to the sensory rights and Cuba to other African language preserved is the Garifuna language, scary for people now many of them are entering Islam. And many of them that they have, they have two wishes, one, that they would be recognized as an independent people in the Caribbean region, with their own heritage in history. And to that, they will find out where they came from, from from which part of Africa they came from. And there's good proof now to show that they may be the descendants

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of these mandinka, early medical Muslims who are coming across from West Africa, into the region, there in the Americas. And so there's a lot of information about this. And I don't want to bore you with all the details, you know, the archeological details and

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things dealing with language and so forth. So I just want to give you a general idea of some of the work that is being done, which is clearly showing that this is now being brought to historical circles, in the universities, it is a challenge to the history departments, has been brought into elementary schools, high schools, to try to rewrite the curriculum of the curriculum is serious. It's serious

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mentality of people, right? Because if Columbus didn't discover America there Who did?

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Okay, now you got a problem. Okay. And so, this mentality change now, I believe, is something that everybody, people of conscience, not only people of African descent, or Muslims, but people of all races, and nationalities need to now have their voice heard and history so that people can begin to deal with themselves. And one of the problems going on in America, up until now, in the black communities in America and the Caribbean, is the lack of self esteem.

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It's the lack of understanding of our own heritage and roots. Because if we see everybody else in history, we don't see ourselves. We don't see any any positive contribution, then we don't think that we can make any positive contribution. So

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I want to end here, at this point before it gets too hot in the other room, and open up the floor for any questions or observations that you may have had. floors open for questions.

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Are there any questions?

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There's an island in the Philippines.

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I'm not really

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up on totally up one. But I've heard there's like an island in the Philippines where the majority of the population is Muslim. And also, I know that there are some Filipinos who are black as well. Right? There's a connection

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there.

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Okay, what it seems as though for my understanding, now, the Aboriginal population of the whole of Southeast Asia were Africans. And it's clear in Australia, as you see what they call Aborigines in Australia, but you will find the same Aboriginal people, the original people, you find this all over Southeast Asia, I was in Malaysia, and I got into the elevator. And this Afro Malaysian guy with an afro like this look like he came from America or the Caribbean. And he's talking to Malaysian brother who is this, he said, Orang Asli. Which means the original man in Malaysia. These African people live in certain sections of Malaysia. Everybody knows. He said, the people you see the

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present day Malaysia or Thailand.

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They came from the north from Thailand, and other parts are not and they colonized Malaysia, and it drove these people to the coastlines. So you find that all the islands, Indonesia, Philippines, you will find that the native population actually was African people are more than likely migrated out of Africa itself, which is now clearly proven archaeologically, anthropologically, and historically to be the actual seedbed of humanity.

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Okay, and most historians are starting to submit now cuz clear. So homosapiens now coming out of Africa, and going to different parts of the world and then settling into that Southeast Asian region. Probably is the reason why you have those black people there. In the Philippines in terms of the of the Moore's this island Mindanao, Mindanao is the island and you

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When the Spanish came across when they were conquering the world, and they reached out, they saw this, they said mortals, like Moore's top until now they call them models, okay, from the Spanish language. So what it was all it was, was that Muslims had gone, the missionaries have gone, you know, armies went contrary to all this propaganda about Islam, the conquering world by sword, no missionaries went there. People have knowledge and business people. And they just did business with the people, they intermarried. And Islam spread, the largest Muslim country in the world is Indonesia.

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So really, there's more Muslims in Indonesia than like the whole Middle East. So Southeast Asia has always been like one of the strongest places of the presence of Islam. So I'm in the narrow the Philippines, Indonesia, all of it is part of what used to be a former

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Islamic empire, Islamic empire that was there. And so are the people. They are very strong Muslims and very much involved in their, their roots and, and their independence and Mindanao.

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Any other questions anybody has?

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I believe so. I believe so. Yeah, not exactly. Sure. But you even with the Japanese, too, there was there was a group of people that were there, and they came from the mainland, and colonize and drove these people off. So they act, all those areas speak about this Aboriginal group. That really was they're populating all the island areas there.

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Right. And work is actually being done. Now. There's a brother in Canada who's doing work, actually, about the British Isles, that the Moore's what they call the Moore's area. And so the ancestry of a lot of the people here, when you really go back, you will find an early African people in the British arts early at those African people living here.

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Right when they had yellow, this was the Moore's Yona Moore's were there. Yeah. Yeah, there's another time.

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So again, this is this is not I mean, from a historical point of view, this is not decided that I am better than you and me here first, and you're not just tell the truth. That's all I'll say. Let everybody have their contribution. We recognize the present world civilization, but tell the truth, man,

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like, you know, with children in Canada, we even reach the pocket all these people did. So I said to the children.

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Where does spaghetti come from? What kind of food is spaghetti? They said, Italian food. So yeah, where the noodles come from? China.

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Okay, where does our tomatoes come into Europe? Right from the Middle East? Where does your oregano and your spices come from? From India. Okay, so it was an ingenious Italian, who took the culture of China, India, Middle East Africa, and put it all together and made spaghetti and meatballs. Okay, so all it is, is a mixture of the cultures of the world. And that is the same way as with technology. The same way is with with the languages, all different aspects of civilization. That's and that's all we're saying, Now, just tell the truth.

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Just put things in a proper perspective. So people can appreciate each other.

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But then each group can appreciate each other, and not like be afraid of each other. And one who feels I am the best human being and you're not another good human being. Everybody is human. Right? There's different aspects here. From our point of view, and Islamic point of view, we're all part of the same family. That's the reality of the situation. Okay, with these artificial divisions that have been set, to divide people into nations and groups to continue, like warring against each other. Okay, like history is very important for us. You know, to read history, question the history book, question it, go to another place and get another book. And check out what he said. To make

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sure he's telling us what we used to say, in the 60s. Like many people, we used to say his story, right? It's not my story, man. It's his story. Okay, but we want our story, right? We want everybody to know the word history of some Arabic from both stores.

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As I tell only it means the stories of those who came before a store. That's an Arabic word. So many Arabic words have been

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changed through language Latin, German, or Spanish and into the English language. You'd be surprised to know how many words to

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write as you see you right. This is a special group right?

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hustler survived this one yet the group up and

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up in Syria. right he had the the assassins that the smoking hash and you send them about to hit people.

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As right Yes, well

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The mainland?

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Okay, this is a very good question. Because actually what happened was, we can see that when the Spanish came in especially, and they colonized to audit the region there, then they destroyed all the books and they started taking over eventually, what happened is around the 16th century, the 17th century, you have what is called color coats, and the Caribbean code law, the black coat, because when the first colonists came to America, there were black people there. And some black people, they had slaves or they had plantations, black people came before slavery to America. But slavery was first tried on white poor whites, but didn't work. They tried it on the native people,

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they ran away, or they died. Then when they found it was fear seeming to bring in people from Africa way far from the continent, easy to detect, you could work in a plantation, you had good idea of agriculture, then they brought people off and they made laws to say anybody who was applicant is now a slave.

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So therefore, anybody, whether you are native the Seminoles or whatever nation, you were, will black wherever you were, once that code came in, you became slaves. That was the head. And so race around the 17th 16th 17th century, as the feminine said it became the crucial issue was color, the dictionaries have changed. So when you see the word black in the dictionary, in the past, the Greeks and these other they have no problem with color.

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They said yes, we got a civilization from the Egyptians, they were black dark people really here, they had no Herodotus, the Romans, none of them and never problem, okay, but when color is now used as a means of slavery, okay, then in the dictionary, the word black becomes

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evil,

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gloomy is

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dirty, all these things come with black and white becomes innocent, holy and pure.

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So therefore, that is a place value being put upon color itself. Okay. And so that really became a very, very crucial thing. And so therefore, they will last what we what we say is that they were melted down in the melting pot of America. It was like a melting pot. Because in the slavery period, right, and we didn't have time to go into that today. But the slavery period, actually, um, you know, there were, there were many Muslim states, about 30% of the slaves were Muslims. There was a shanty. There was Yoruba, there was Angola. There was Wolof, there was many a Can people, as many different nations have different talents. But all those languages, it was prohibited to speak those

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languages.

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They stopped you from speaking, if you made your worship or your prayer, you have you will be killed. And so therefore, after a period of time, people melted down.

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And they can only maintain a form of Christianity. You have different rhythms in it and different things and underground groups that kept something going, but they lost it, they will, they will last the actual details of the religion. So the early explorers, the ones who came with the Spanish, many came along with the Spanish. That's another whole lecture, slavery period. All of it melted up.

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Some people though, in their families, they can trace back something different. There was a brother who just died this year, Amil Have mercy on him, not to Mohammed from Philadelphia. His he was from Georgia. And his great grandmother was in slavery.

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And so they can remember that when the slave master in Georgia was mad, he said, Hey, nothing but at hack is illegitimate children. Now, what that means, if you interpret that from English, at Hakka is Hi, Josh, right? Me the wife of Ebrahim, Alisa Abraham. So when you say the ant hag is illegitimate children, your Arabs, your Muslims, that's what he was called. hag is illegitimate children when he was getting mad at them.

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Okay, so you find a lot of things like this in this documentation, but unfortunately, it was like melted down. People really didn't know. You know what the roots were and some people are bringing back aspects of the roots. And there's a lot now in reinterpreting posters, talking about slaves. Some of the historical documents are being reanalyzed in the south, because if you look at it with other eyes, you'll see other things in it. You'll see names being changed.

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Even some Muslim names they say for instance, this is a heavy one.

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There was a Muslim slave named Bilbao Illallah Saliba lolly. He was living off in the islands of Gula island off the coast of South Carolina. And he had like 19 children. And he used to make a lot all of his like he was used to read the Quran used to make us a lot. Okay. There was a movie that somebody put out the Sisters of the forget the name of it, but but they had him in the movie. Right, the one that was down on

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Guna Island, the Gullah islands, and they have been making this allow this fez on or whatnot. He had 19 shoulders, they say there's a book that came out as a historian who did a book, and he said the name below Polish became changed around to be Bella Bella. And the next generation they called it Bailey.

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So anybody who has the name Bailey, who comes from South Carolina, and that region is probably at the center of solid Pilates, Bailey, that unit because there was no slave master with the name Bailey, who could have given it to all the slaves on the plantation. Nobody had Bailey because he went back and checked it. His name is Robert Thea. Now check this out. He checked out one famous African activist, and he found out that his name was Frederick Augustus Bailey, he changed his name to Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass is from the Bailey family and South Korea, which means he probably was a Muslim. That is mind boggling for history right? nother one brother Superman and

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Superman Yang of washington dc was a Gambian he doesn't Howard University. He checked was checking out things and seeing there's a name Abu Bakar

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in West Africa becomes Rebecca.

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Rebecca they say and Rebecca they see the linguistic change into Brooker.

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So some people who took the name Brooker also is from Abu Bakar. These are linguistic changes that have happened to me. Okay, so, you know, his idea. I mean, if Booker T Washington, and Frederick Douglass were Muslims, this is serious, this is serious. But there's a lot of things even with a shanty, even with Yoruba, and you will see these linguistic name changes that go on that is part of the reclaiming of heritage. Unfortunately, there was a meltdown process. And it's like, it's almost like amnesia. Like we have amnesia, like our memory is just gone.

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It's a matter of like, piecing it together. Now, to get the roots to go back to to the to the early history of

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this passage is saying, No, I had three sons. And when y'all got drunk on wine, one of the sons laughed at him, and the other, took a sheet and walked backwards and through over Noah, Noah told one who lacked usually the use of wood and drawers of water

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for the other two children, and they will be known by the hair and skin being dark. Okay, so Miss, there we are. And that is the way God meant us to be. We have always had to follow the right folks and do what and do what we see them to do. And that's all there is to it. You just can't get away from what the Lord said. Gus Rogers, this is a testimony from asleep. Okay.

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Yeah. So did you see a lot of this, you know, the brainwashing and the things that went on? Okay. Any other questions?

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Of course, I mean, this really is not. You see, when racism came into history in the 16th 17th century, this is when they start changing even biblical textbooks. So Satan became the Dark Prince. Everything doc became like evil, right. And so this is where color color was superimposed into this Bible. This week, Muslims, we do not believe this is the original teachings of Jesus. This is something that's imposed into the book to propagate racism. And then you have a picture of Jesus Himself, right, who's probably Michelangelo's uncle, or something that he drew in the Sistine Chapel. So everybody draws that picture of you. That's not what Jesus looked like. One time I was I

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was in a Catholic retreat. There was a Catholic priest who was losing his job, teenagers. So he asked me to come in and talk to these teenagers. Okay. And so when we were talking, I started talking about Jesus where you look like, and the student said, Wait a minute, what did Jesus look like?

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And the preset, I'm going to agree with Mr. Hakeem, um, I agree with him. He was probably medium height person. He had broad shoulders.

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This big hands. He was a carpenter, right? Top feet. He had here like lamb's wool.

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Okay, it is not easy Semitic Middle Eastern person. Now different kinds of features. What you see in the picture is Michelangelo's uncle. Okay? So the reality is that is racism. In order to get dominate when you say that's God or the Son of God, and that looks like a particular race, then you will now deify the race. That's a psychological thing. But race is not supposed to be part of the message. It was never part of the message, that one color over another color. That's not part of the message that came in when race became the key issue in terms of dominating people's minds. And that is what has to be rooted out of institutionalized religion, and the educational system. All of these

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things have to be routed out if people don't deal with each other in a normal way. Otherwise, we still have these perversions one group against another group. Any other questions? Anybody else?

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Yes.

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Right.

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Right.

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It appears that they came from Asia itself. He probably across the Bering Straits or Alaska, to Alaska at one point that was land. And so they came across there from Mongolia.

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Okay, and they came and they properly and also from the Pacific itself, the islands, they came because many people will live in Central America, they look like people from Polynesia, like Hawaii, and all those islands did. So they came in from the islands. And then they came in the North Island that migrated down and settled. And then what this is 1000s of years ago, okay, so they have their own origin, they have a different origin. And they have their own civilizations, their own languages. What happened when the black people came, there are Africans. And once when the Semites came Phoenicians, they only added something to the civilization that was already there. They didn't

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create the civilization. They added to the people civilization. Probably the pyramid building was something that the Africans had known because the pyramids in Egypt were the greatest pyramids on earth. And it's still not the greatest pyramids. So so their contribution was probably in this pyramid building. And then in certain aspects of medicine and certain aspects of science that they had from ancient Egypt. The Phoenicians were seafaring people who came from what is now like Lebanon, and they all around the Mediterranean. They were the ones who probably carried the Egyptians across

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at that point, so everybody has their contribution that they make, but the native people in the Americas actually have their own roots and own separate language. Yes.

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This is a very good question, though. And like there's a lot of debate about Columbus. When I was in the Caribbean, you're going to be surprised to notice when I was in the Caribbean,

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we had an interfaith conference. It's a group. I was in Jamaica, and we have interfaith inter ethnic, historical Congress, and the Jewish group. The rabbi came, the chief rabbi on the island, made his historical thing he said, Columbus was Jewish. This is serious. And the moneylenders in Venice, right? He got his money to people he got his money from, what was happening is that the Spanish had what they call the Inquisition. And when they came down, and they conquered the Muslim land, anybody who was not a Catholic, they burn you at the stake. So therefore, the Jews who are they call it who hid their identity will call Marino's, and the Muslims moriscos. So they were

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trying to flee. They were trying to leave. Because in 1492, just before Columbus went 1000s of Jews were actually expelled from Spain, 1000s of them. This is one of the big events in 1492. So one of the theories is that Columbus was bringing across Jewish people and other people who are fleeing from the Inquisition. That was one of the reasons why he was going across that there's a lot of theories a man named Bradley, Thomas Bradley is from Canada from Halifax. And he has another book, he has another. This is his theory about Columbus, why Columbus went across it. There's a lot of theories why he really went across this thing that you get the public, this is propaganda. There's

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all kinds of other reasons, all kinds of things were going on in terms of, you know, making that journey across. So one of it may be that he was transporting refugees across

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From the Jewish population, and from other people who were fleeing, we're not Catholics and they were fleeing from the Spanish Inquisition. That that may be part of the reason why he particularly went across. And his navigator Rodrigo de Triana was moresco. He was a Muslim hidden who had his identity. He was the first person to cite that he could speak Arabic and mandinka, one of the West African languages, because Columbus moon was a thought he was going to run into somebody who either spoke Arabic or Western. So he carried up Rodrigo with this.

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Well, I'm not sure if his journey to Turkey, I know that West Africa, he journeyed to end in West Africa, his

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name is Ahmed bin, Majeed is a famous astronomer navigate a scientist, we actually helped a lot of the Portuguese, our

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Congress,

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Vasco de Gama. And these people who went around South Africa, the Cape of Good Hope, to hoping to go around the Muslim world right to get to India. So I mean, it was Muslim showed him how to get around it. So Columbus went to West Africa, and also

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conferred with these historians there. And when the Portuguese set up their schools of navigation, they were basing it upon the Muslim navigation that had already been there. Because the Muslims, again, like I said, were the first people to use the compass. They had gone back and forth regularly, it was well known. Okay, so there is a map and 1530 period by easy map that dates back to 1513. And that map is in Turkey, in Istanbul. And that map is got a detailed

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picture of the South American coastline. uncertain.

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He always refers to this map, this is probably the most hot the hottest evidence of pre Columbus presence of Muslims. It's hard evidence, because it shows the coastline details, and that's 1513. So how can you get that information if Columbus just discovered the place in 1492. So through the turf, he had used other maps before. So there were maps being used by the Turks and by the Spanish Muslims, and loosens North Africa, they all had access to maps, but unfortunately, through the wars and the different things, these maps have been destroyed, we don't have access to these, these maps. Now, why is it?

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Is it?

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Yeah.

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Right. Well, you know, it appears that

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you see, again, amongst the African Americans, and you know, many of the people in America, you know, people weren't searching for roots. And really, you know, trying to look at Africa and trying to look at history in a more, you know, General,

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objective way. And so, when you look at Africa, you will see, you will see the the great contributions that Muslims make, especially in West Africa. And so that appeal is still there. Also, within African American History, you know, Muslims, from the time of the slavery period, as quiet as it's kept, have played a very important role, and have been known. And you can actually trace revolts that went on in the slavery period, you can trace the presence of Muslims, when Afro Americans migrated to the northeast cities, and a number of groups that formed in the northeast, more science, temple law, there were a number of groups that fought so I mean, Muslims have always

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been part of African American culture, it's always been there.

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And so therefore, with all the other options being cut off, that option still remains is a very strong option. And in terms of family structure, at this point, those we're interested in family, Islam has shown and Malcolm X's example shows how the people in terms of cleaning up your life, reforming yourself, getting your family together, you having a good worldview, right, you know, you're connecting yourself with other nations, that Islam is one of the easiest ways for for African Americans, especially to connect with people in Africa and other parts of the world. When I went into Africa, as I spent time in Nigeria, and Kenya, and other places, okay, they look at us,

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America, and they say, like, what tribe? are you from?

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a turban and a big thing like this. I went to Nigeria to a purpose. Okay. And like, because I guess my mixed complaint, I look like people in the desert in Sahara, desert people, right? So this man comes up to me and this thing you said, Who's your father?

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I'm from America. He said, No, who is your father? Okay, my father's Name Is Earl.

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Yeah, he was expecting to hear something else right. But when we put if if you go to Africa, like a tourist

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You put your camera on looking at the natives and everything. They look at you in the same way and other people will come and they're just like exploiter, right? But if you go there with your religion, Ashanti religion, with Islam, with something that is native to the land, they can relate to you.

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They relate to you right away, they open up the house. Okay. And so that is another reason why, in terms of roots, it is a natural thing for African Americans to evolve into a state of Islam. Not just propaganda and all this terrorism that that's propaganda. I'm talking about a way of life, where you know, you clean yourself up, you're honest, a decent, you have good family life. You have good structure, you know, you're into education and science, you're world traveler. These are the positive parts of Islam. But that's still you know, often one of the best alternatives to our to our people in America.

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Yeah, so this is the reason why I mean, like this year, the Heisman Trophy winner and football players

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came Olajuwon Most Valuable Player me again, but he's supposed to be the most valuable player anyway, he was. And this is becoming a common thing. Mike Tyson, a lot of people don't like him. But I mean, you Islam, you helped you, Mike Tyson to like, get himself together. That's the reality. And he's gonna tell you, I cleaned myself up, you know, this is I've got myself together. How Muslim? Doesn't mean I turn into a wild man. I'm cooled out now. Okay, so it's a natural evolution, which is happening, which I don't think any propaganda is gonna really stop.

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But it's not going to stop. I mean, the positive aspects of this now, the positive aspects of what's supposed to be as long as it's taught properly.

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The other question that anybody has, yes?

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Yeah, the Maus really is a color thing. It's a word used by Europeans, to say like, these are like colored people.

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But the most the most Muslims? Yeah, whenever whenever you use it, whenever the European use the word most, it actually meant most. But most will not just Africans, there were Persians or even Europeans. There were different Arabs to different types of people were most it's like a mixed group of Muslims like a mixed racial group. But still, it was you could say color. So they use this moral swirl is like it's referring to color to the color of the people. Mauritania is referring to the color that people they like brown people or black people, is whatever you

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know, it just like the word Negro itself, is Negro black. So it's a color that was put upon people of African descent, instead of using your your, your your original tribe or your language, but you were to say your unique group, which means your blacks your color.

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The way you do that, now, you don't say the yellow people for the Chinese. You say he's Chinese.

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Or he is Indian, East Indian American. Or he's Irish American. They say he's black American, why does it change it to a color

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that's the reason why we like this. This team was word is like a general word which is being used, which doesn't give justice to what the person believes the most.

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And that robinwood movie, did you also get Moody, Robert, that was interesting. Because like the role that he played, you see what he was doing? He performed circumcision. I mean, the only thing that

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he knew about was gunpowder,

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the telescope all the things that the science that's the science

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but the same time at the beginning, they show a terrible to Muslims, like shopping hands off and

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you frightened that your mind

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has just been chopped off that propaganda, propaganda.

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So any other questions or anybody else wanted to also present on behalf of the brothers who came here today? Everybody here a gift from us is a tape you can have it's an it's an audio tape.

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