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Tayyip Erdogan, a Turkish politician, recently claimed that Muslims discovered America before Columbus. It's a pretty stupid statement -- "we discovered America" -- and one that people and groups continue to make.
It is as well that Christopher Columbus was so sure of himself, because he was in many respects staggeringly incompetent. The very basis of his journey to the New World was a miscalculation.