More MEMRI

More MEMRI

I couldn’t pass this one up:

Writing for the Internet site “Akhbar Al-Sharq,”(6) which is the mouthpiece of the Syrian opposition, Dr. Muhammad Bassam Yusuf, a Syrian author living in exile, attacked American preparations for a military campaign in Iraq and referred to the African-American background of National Security Advisor Rice: “Perhaps the black Condoleezza Rice, the American security advisor, has forgotten her African origins and why she was in America and not in Africa, her original homeland. She has to be reminded that she is a descendant from African slaves and that the Americans enslaved millions of them and led them to America in chains from their homeland in Africa. [The Americans] killed millions of them as they killed millions of Indians, the true owners of the American land.”
I guess he must have forgotten that the slave trade from Africa to the Anglos was largely a Muslim industry, and that the only place that slavery continues in an overt form is in Islamic African states. Of course, when it is taught in America that Muslims led Columbus to America it says a lot about the popular Islamic definition of history. It would be accurate only in the sense that a western route the the east was being sought to avoid the Muslim brigands that routinely extorted overland and eastern sea routes.

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