“There are historical accounts according to which the Muslims preceded Columbus, who is said to have discovered the U.S."
“Some documents and accounts indicate that Muslim seafarers were the first to reach the U.S., [so] the bottom line is that Islam played a part in the establishment and development of the U.S.”
Awad’s claim was made during an interview in which he argued that Muslims can settle in the U.S. without violating Islam’s myriad Sharia rules about religion, diet, speech, friendships, work and political loyalty.
“Islam flourishes in an atmosphere of freedom, and [it] spreads freedom, justice, and equality,” he claimed. “Every day I live as an American-Muslim citizen, I rediscover the firm bonds between the humane system that the U.S. created for its people, and the values advocated by Islam,” he claimed.
Islam spreads freedom, justice and equality? Really. Tell that to women, gays, Christians, Jews, Hindus and other minorities living in Muslim majority countries. I think they would beg to differ.
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