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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's time, I think, to resacralize progress. One way to start is to recognize the rights of native peoples around the world not to be displaced.