The Melungeons – Muslims in America Before Columbus ?

Unlike Christians then, Muslims faced few obstacles to trade and spreading Islam throughout the world. When the Church discovered that Muslims from West Africa were actually doing so, they launched the Naval Crusade and the brutal slavery of West Africans.

In his diaries, Christopher Columbus states that he found a dark skinned people trading with the Indians in the Caribbean islands who Columbus infers were people from the coast of Guinea (West Africa). Columbus was informed by some men, when he stopped at one of the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa, that Negroes had been known to set out into the Atlantic from the Guineas coast in canoes loaded with merchandise and steering towards the West. Columbus was further informed by the Indians of Hispaniola when he arrived in the West Indies that they had been able to obtain gold from black men who had come from across the sea from the south and south east. Some historians have stated that Pedro Nino, one of the pilots of the command ship of Columbus was an African. [2 & 3]. SEE pages 6-8 of this article about Muslims in pre-Columbus America.

Columbus and other early European’s arrivals in the Americas came back with quite a bit of evidence, that black peoples from Africa had already reached these shores. Various writers have pointed, from time to time, over many years, to the likely West African origins of black explorers, notable of that tribe of Almamys, who were said to have settled in Honduras.

_______________________________________________________________ Many people are under the impression that the root cause of colonialism was economics. Nothing further could be from the truth. This view is not altogether surprising because most educational-oriented history books have been written to be more than open and forthcoming in highlighting the evils of slavery, racism, economic exploitation, etc of the colonial powers but this has been done to conceal the truth. The truth is that colonialism was yet another crusade against Islam.

Prior to modern secularism, religion played a very dominant role in all societies and civilisations, for example the Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Europeans, Indians, etc (and right up to the present day, although the masses do not realise it). Indeed, the concept of secularism is approximately 200 hundred years old. Thus, all historical events should be interpreted using a religious reference frame, and not the secular, economic or political reference frame because secularism as a concept and a way of life did not exist when the voyages of discovery were taking place. Using the correct reference frame, that is, the religious one, a totally different picture emerges as to what the voyages of discovery, slavery and colonialism were all about.

This article is the real story of Columbus as found in non-muslim history books, if one cares to read them with a fine toothcomb using the religious (Islamic) reference frame. By critically analysing their so called scholarly writings, for they are some of the most rewarding sources for history, because in shrewdly attempting to remove, hide or riddicule the role of Muslims in world history, they often reveal the very opposite of what was intended. These history books are fruitful sources of unconscious evidence – supplying the very evidence they thought to suppress or recording facts the significance of which they were totally ignorant. Even Shaitan cannot write a book completely devoid of truth. [Pg.32-33, 40]. ______________________________________________________________________

In 1457, the Council of Cardinals met in Holland where they sanctioned, as a righteous and progressive idea, the enslavement of Africans for the purpose of their conversion to Christianity and exploitation in the labour market as chattel property. This devilish scheme speedily gained the sanctimonious blessing of the Pharaoh (Pope) and became a standard policy of the Catholic Church, and later of the Protestant churches. [3].

A bull of Pharaoh Nicholas 5th instructed his followers to `attack, subject, and reduce to perpetual slavery the Saracens, Pagans and other enemies of Christ, southward from Cape Bojador and including all the coast of Guinea’ [pg. 31, 56].

Initially, two nations actively took up the bidding of the Church:

1. SPAIN. Christopher Columbus sailed to the West in 1492.

2. PORTUGAL – Vasco da Gama sailed to the East in 1497.


Spain, or Al-Andalus* as the Muslims had called it, had been under the rule of Muslims of African descent – the Berbers and Moors since 711 when an African general, formerly a slave called Tariq ibn Zaid went to Spain. Gibraltar is named after him – Jebel al-Tarik – mountain of Tariq, because he landed on the island and burnt his ships to inspire his men – that there was no turning back.

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