So, we all know the story about Christopher Columbus sailing West, supposedly to find a new route to the East Indies. But have you ever learned about why this was necessary? Seriously, for centuries, the trade routes to the East Indies had gone overland, through what we think of today as Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran, and the rest of the ‘Stans.’ And that should be a hint as to why Columbus had to sail West. You see, the part we were never told about the Columbus story is that these centuries-old trade routes had been closed by the Muslim Caliphate! Yes, it is absolutely true! Columbus was looking for a new route to the East Indies because Islam had shut down the traditional trade routes.
Learn about this and much more in Paul Fregosi’s book, “Jihad.”