Native Americans Refute Claim of Muslim Discovery of America
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-05-03 02:01
Washington Times: Audrey Shabbas, editor and author of the "Arab World Studies Notebook," has
been forced to remove claims that Arab explorers were the first to discover the
Peter DiGangi, director of Canada's Algonquin Nation Secretariat in Quebec, has
forced author Audrey Shabbas to remove claims from his book the Arab World
that Arab explorers traveled to Canada before Christopher
Columbus landed in the West Indies and influenced the naming of Indian tribes
there. Shabbas claims that 17th century Algonquin chiefs bore names such as
Abdul-Rahim and Abdallah Ibn Malik.
DiGangi, representing the Algonquin Nation, calls the claims "preposterous" and
demanded their removal from the book. The Arab World Studies Notebook
was written as a study guide for U.S. teachers.
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