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When Black Men Ruled the World: 8 Things The Moors Brought to Europe

Moors in Spain

When the topic of the Moorish influence in Europe is being discussed, one of the first questions that arises is, what race were they?

As early as the Middle Ages, “Moors were commonly viewed as being mostly black or very swarthy, and hence the word is often used for negro,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Author and historian Chancellor Williams said “the original Moors, like the original Egyptians, were black Africans.”

The 16th century English playwright William Shakespeare used the word Moor as a synonym for African. His contemporary Christopher Marlowe also used African and Moor interchangeably.

Arab writers further buttress the black identity of the Moors.  The powerful Moorish Emperor Yusuf ben-Tachfin is described by an Arab chronicler as “a brown man with wooly hair.”

Black soldiers, specifically identified as Moors, were actively recruited by Rome, and served in Britain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.  St. Maurice, patron saint of medieval Europe, was only one of many black soldiers and officers under the employ of the Roman Empire.

Although generations of Spanish rulers have tried to expunge this era from the historical record, recent archeology and scholarship now shed fresh light on the Moors who flourished in Al-Andalus for more than 700 years – from 711 AD until 1492.  The Moorish advances in mathematics, astronomy, art, and agriculture helped propel Europe out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance.

Source:  Stewartsynopsis.com/moors_in_europe.htm

Moorish Chess - A depiction of Moorish noblemen playing the board game Book of Games, 1283 ADUniversal Education

The Moors brought enormous learning to Spain that over centuries would percolate through the rest of Europe.

The intellectual achievements of the Moors in Spain had a lasting effect; education was universal in Moorish Spain, while in Christian Europe, 99 percent of the population was illiterate, and even kings could neither read nor write. At a time when Europe had only two universities, the Moors had seventeen, located in Almeria, Cordova, Granada, Juen, Malaga, Seville, and Toledo.

In the 10th and 11th centuries, public libraries in Europe were non-existent, while Moorish Spain could boast of more than 70, including one in Cordova that housed hundreds of thousands of manuscripts. Universities in Paris and Oxford were established after visits by scholars to Moorish Spain.

It was this system of education, taken to Europe by the Moors, that seeded the European Renaissance and brought the continent out of the 1,000 years of intellectual and physical gloom of the Middle Ages.

Source: Blackhistorystudies.com/resources/resources/15-facts-on-the-moors-in-spain/

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Comments

  1. Samayoch Abiyah says:

    beautiful!

  2. Now tell me, what's stopping us now?

  3. Glester Thorpe says:

    It's a long list… How much time you got?

  4. Nice one, its about time the TRUTH was told!!!

  5. Its time to shed the inferiority issue and take our right place in society

  6. so what brought about the retrogression?

  7. so what brought about the retrogression?

  8. But they dont tell you Moors were not only black but also Muslim. Very Factual resarch it if you doubts

  9. Let the world know the truth and stop discrimination among ourselves

  10. Truly, the western world have succeeded in taken black men 1,000years backward and they'll do everything to keep black man in perpectul darkness. The black man on his part has succeeded in accepting failure mentality and the role of second fidel. It take a new thinking cum self-esteem for growth that can free them from this mentality. Oba Adenuga

  11. Mohamed Reshaad Khan says:

    This was when Muslims who happened to be Black ruled the world !!!

  12. It is because we have deeply forgotten who we really are on the face of this planet. The greatest nemesis to black people aside disunity is forgetfulness. Kwame Toure, one of our most proud black scholar and revolutionary said that, "power starts at the level of conception, not at the level of implementation". We need to conscientize ourselves how we begun the journey before we got here in Ghana and other places in Africa. We were all part of one great and mighty empire along the great river Nile. Ask why the Akans, Gas and Ewes have almost the same soul names and pronunciation of their weekly days? The Mossi chief and people pay homage to no other tribes or kingdom in Ghana, but the Asante king and the people. How come? There is no historical difference between the Akande people of the old Ghana empire who migrated from South-western part of the present day Sudan(Nubia), and the present day Akans in Ghana. Dr. J.B Danquah attested that in his history book. Time is fast approaching for our rennaissance, but we only need to be conscious about our selves and to know what time is it.

  13. Agreed!

  14. Not necessarily Muslim when dealing with names and titles/labels we must remember there was a time when there were none. I do not believe they called themselves Muslims….atleast not the original ones…..

  15. Above society ….

  16. Muslims never riled the world and I believe Moslems are before Muslims…..in fact Muslims capitalized the Slave trade….

  17. The split of the Davidic/solomic dynasty the mixing of the royal seed in foreign wombs(long story short)

  18. Lack of leadership

  19. Lack of quality leadership, sacrifice, and redemption….

  20. AJ..that was when Muslims were only Black.

  21. Lack of visionary leadership. No one has outlined a course of action for the Black community over the next 50 + years. One that many of us will not be around to see bear fruit, but will set our communities on the right path.

  22. All the thinkers should add me. I like having strong minds on my friends list

  23. Brother why are u blammening Muslims for slaves trade . are u have studied Islamic pholosphy about human chapter and GOD in the eyes . If u studied accurately Islamic you should be clear than brother are u have studied than in which time and situation was at that time in the world and especially in the Arabic world
    Islam strictly denied the difference between human being according to the teaching of Islam every human black whit Arabic and non Arabic are equal to GOD Almightly and in Islamic society superior is the only who followed the techings of Islam and god to for others human being if u are interested in informanton about that topic I will guide u brother

  24. Hazrat Bilal was black African slave Muslims freed hum and then when he became Muslim then u see his place and seracter in the Muslim history and his near ness to Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him

  25. Islam was the revolution basically against creed class difference races and all social unjustice in society ]
    In the holly Quran GOD almighty says and teachs us through prophet Muhammad that differet colors in races in human being is just for to know each other . we all human beigns are the creater of GOD from Adam and Hawwve Mother

  26. Mandysia Armand Albert why 'above' and not equal amongst all of humanity?
    if you are insisting that one race be above others, then you simply affirm the oppression you are facing.

  27. this is a very blinkered view of history and disregards the role of islam entirely.
    and the moors weren't all black. a quick glance towards north africa and iberia show blacks being in the minority. other indigenous peoples in north africa are largely white (and non-arab).

  28. a black supremacist is as bad as a white supremacist, and both can go to hell.

  29. Mandysia Armand Albert so these black non-muslims just decided to invade spain and build mosques all over the place??

  30. Mandysia Armand Albert so these black non-muslims just decided to invade spain and build mosques all over the place??

  31. Danyal Abdul Kareem says:

    Moors were not black…they were berbers, berbers or tamazight are white with green or blue eyes.. I find it highly "pro black" to say ancient egyptians were black, moors were black, the first pope was black etc etc, nort africans are not black, there might be some black people resulting from immigration. This sickness is a direct result of post-colonial trauma. They have to blackenizing everything.

  32. Finding Peace says:

    Mandysia Armand Albert That's a lie. The Slave Trade was already existent during Muslim times, and many efforts were made to remove and destroy. Islam eventually abolished slavery. Please stop spouting misinformation.

  33. Finding Peace says:

    Mandysia Armand Albert That's a lie. The Slave Trade was already existent during Muslim times, and many efforts were made to remove and destroy. Islam eventually abolished slavery. Please stop spouting misinformation.

  34. Finding Peace says:

    Black Supremacy ftw lol.

  35. Jamaal Rasheed says:

    People also need to remember that these populations were also Muslim.

  36. Moon Khan That is the biggest load of bullshit ive ever seen written. The Arab Muslims were slave traders. There is tons of evidence

  37. I feel you with the pholosphy but the fact of brotherly love amongst muslims but the facts remain that muslims enslaved africans and did not treat them well at all.

  38. You cannot look at egypt and north africa today and say those were the same inhabitants from a thousand years ago. Many arabs and non africans whose bloodline of course may have been generations removed from africa migrated into egypt and north africa. Another somewhat hidden truth. So when ppl try to tell you the moors weren't really africans give them the side eye. Also don't forget islam isn't that old as far as having the label/name on it.

  39. Yvonne Boggs says:

    Whats funny is they say they black you say they not. No matter what any one says blacks were the first and because we of color are so great they twist it to make it seem like we aren't. After all these years more and more proof that black ppl were great keeps coming out. And yet some want to say it's lies. But yet more proof of black ppl being here centuries ago still keep coming about. Face it, it is what it is.

  40. Shame Taimu says:

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  41. Mandysia Armand Albert

    Africans were also part of the trade slave, believe it or not. The Moors were Muslims first and foremost and if you read their literature you wouldn't find any talk about their skin color, they would first praise Allah for their achievement and not the skin or the geographic identity they just so happened to be born with.

  42. Mandysia Armand Albert Need proof for this

  43. LOL… I DIDN'T KNOW THE WORLD CONSISTED OF ONLY NORTH AFRICA AND EUROPE.

  44. What is stopping us?

    1) GREED
    2) RELIGION – specifically the PERVERTED-CATHOLIC's religion
    3) Divided by the PERVERTED-CATHOLIC – to snitch
    4) JEALOUSY – Black's do not like INTELLIGENT Black's
    5) MEDIA – believe everything they say or print
    6) Loyalty to the PERVERTED-CATHOLIC
    7) LUST – you want what the PERVERTED-CATHOLIC has
    8) Being apart of the PERVERTED-CATHOLIC "status-quo"
    9) Refuse to become educated
    10) Refusal to teach/educate our children

  45. Moon Khan Brother, if you need some support, in being able to identify, educate and inspire in the english language…lots of mistakes there, brother, than please drop me a line. Lots of different information out there about who exactly enslaved my great-grandmother.

  46. Moon Khan Brother, if you need some support, in being able to identify, educate and inspire in the english language…lots of mistakes there, brother, than please drop me a line. Lots of different information out there about who exactly enslaved my great-grandmother.

  47. More colours out there, other than white and black!

  48. do some studies achi

  49. Glester Thorpe i have time

  50. no she is not

  51. now that was not nice it just takes innerstanding

  52. oh boyyyyyyyyy ?

  53. ?

  54. do more studies

  55. Hunger, lack of education, low self steem, hate, jealousy and finally lack of security…..just to mention few…..

  56. The Moors aloo invented Spainish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, English, pretty much all of the European languages today. And a Moor saved the Russian language from extinction!!

  57. We (Blacks) rebel against no one but ourselves. We're like the great pitbull, loyal to our masters but will fight to the death with each other.

  58. Ahavah BahtYah What's with the question mark?

  59. Pro-black? It is pro-history and you are a fool to deny it. There is a plethora of evidence on both sides of the spectrum to prove everything said from Ancient Egypt to Moorish conquest. We literally have paintings of the Moors and clear documentation of what they looked like, so how about cutting the bullshit. The Egyptians are described to be dark skinned with wooly hair by both themselves and a many Greek philosophers they allowed to walk amongst their quarters. Are we claiming Persia and Rome here? It seems you are the one spouting Arab-Supremacy when in fact you have nothing to back up your claims. The people who live in these areas today are in no way the ones who used to be, and you should comes to terms with that as soon as possible. Maybe then you will begin to stop looking like such a fool. Pro-black? Smh….

  60. Moon Khan Interesting and provoking thoughts you have here.

  61. Jay Carle says:

    Danyal abdul Kareem, you are a racist with not reason to feel supreme. Only lies. The Moors were from places like Morocco, North Africa. The capial city is call Marrakesh mean (the son's of Kush). Are you claiming that white Turkish/fake Arabs are the sons of Kush? Don't be stupid. The Moors were Diffa Arabs. Diffa Arabs stretch from West Africa all, the way to East Africa. All the way across the Sahara from the Atlantic ocean to the Nubian desert. We are the Mahamid Arabs not you. You are a Turkish/Lawrence of Arabia type of Arab. You Ottomans & Khazars are too much with your impersonating. Stop it! Your only making fools of yourselves.

  62. Ajani Thomas Knowledge!

  63. Jay Carle says:

    Danyal Abdul Kareem it is you people who are trying to make people believe that the whitest people on the planet are from the hottest part of the planet. Your basically trying to convince the world that ice people come from the hottest place on Earth but the darkest people on Earth are not from there. How stupid is that? Toast & toasters or Ice & Ice boxes/freezers. That makes sense. If your not Black its insane to claim to be from the desert/hottest place on Earth. All humans started off as Black & from Africa. Everyone else is from somewhere else that's why they don't have the physical requirements to survives in a desert. Melanoma would kill y'all! The was no such thing as Sun screen so how did pale people survive in the desert? Black people don't get asked that question because it is obvious that we were blessed with all the natural requirement to live in these place we claim to be from. Please explain how Melanoma is the main cause for of skin cancer in the USA where the Sun isn't even that hot but you people claim to be from the desert. Smmfh… The darkest people on Earth are from the hottest places on Earth & the lightest people on Earth are from the coldest places. This is an obvious truth so stop pretending not to realize this…..The first King of the world outside of Africa was a Black man named Nimrod, the son of Kush. The father of the Arabs was a Black man by the name of Ishmael, son of a Black women named Hagar & Ishmael eventually married a Black/African/Egyptian woman. Doesn't that give you an idea of what a TRUE ARAB is? If this Black man Ishmael is the father of Arabs according to Arabs. Doesn't that make real Arabs Black? Who was Umma Aymen? Who was Aymen? Who was Usama ibn Muhammad? What Black man gave refuge to Muhammad & his followers wen his people wanted to kill him? Wasn't that King Negus Menelik? Didn't Allah send Muhammad to Africa for just as Abraham, Joseph, Moses & Jesus were? Why did Gog send them to Europe or your home land? Because Africans are Gods people Africa is the land of the Gods. With that said, respect Africans & stop trying to steal our shine. Get your own history because the true history of hue-mans beings with the en of Hue. Not you.

  64. Jay Carle says:

    Go to hell for being supreme? Sit down clown. If you want to deny or reject the truth, due it. Don't just reject the truth counter it if you can. If you can't its because you cannot deny they truth. The devil in your heart hates the truth. You funny furry lttle men don't enen attempt to challenge the truth, you only reject it & hide on the sidelines. Why not join in with you truth? Because you don'tt have a truth!

  65. Moon Khan, You gotta be kiddin' me?!

  66. i thought we all know in a nut shell how AFRICA is the birthplace of human beings & migration throughout the planet is where we physically adapted our bodies to survive. that is evolution!!! ALLAH IS THE BEST PLANNER

  67. Umar Abdul-alim says:

    What!!!!!! Stop it yes Berbers but they were of Hamitic stock now find out who are the descendent of Ham.

  68. Myk-el Sumaila by calling yourself black, you are a stateless people,,,you are civilly dead…do your research and know thyself…black is a color and not an ethnicity….

  69. Aziza Clunie says:

    not all moors were muslims

  70. Moon Khan It is an historical fact that Muslims were dominated the east African slave trade… that is fact. It is also fact that racism existed among Arab muslims… just look at the hard time that they gave Bilal who was hand picked by the Prophet Muhammad to succeed him. Many Arab Muslims rejected him because he was Ethiopian. Bilal yielded his succession to a popular Muslim general to avoid a civil war between those Muslims who supported him and those who supported the general.

  71. very funny 🙂

  72. thanks, Jay Carle.

  73. no one is denying that blacks made up the original inhabitants of africa or that islam as a religion is not that old, what the article is saying is that the moors were exclusively black and that the religion of islam had no part to play in the moors' conquest of spain. if the moors weren't muslim, what where they doing building mosques all over the parts of spain that they occupied? why is it that modern-day names of cities and towns across spain have arabic roots? if you deny the diversity of the moors and the role of religion then you are no better than a white man spreading a euro-centric view of history. it is important that the 'black' movement does not fall into this trap – ask malcolm x.

  74. Ahavah BahtYah she is. how is she not?

  75. Ahavah BahtYah i will

  76. Anthony Howell says:

    History is history. It is good to know your history but don't dwell on it . let us make new and better history.

  77. Papasang Coker says:

    arabs enslaved afrikans about a 1000 years before the european led slave trade . Arabs still enslave afrikans today and are syill every bit as racist towards afrikans as they were long ago. i long for the day the afrikans drive the descendants of arabs who live in north afrika and some parts of east afrika out of our land.

  78. I can agree with you on the etheric or conscious level. However, socially, black which symbolizes the mix up of all colours is the physical identity.

  79. Maybe M. Knuckles says:

    Moors just meas black! Black Africans ruled the world. Remember; this was our given name before racism and hateful Europeans came in And gave us the name Nigger!

  80. Need a revolution.

  81. Zaia Newms says:

    Exactly Colored Guy, if so supreme, what is stopping black men now?

  82. Abdel Hafid Khairoun The article did not claim "Exclusively Black" read it again, it claimed "Mostly Black."

  83. Daren Eckford-El says:

    Aziza Clunie You are correct, some were Jewish, etc. Heck, Hannibal was a Carthganian-Moor!

  84. Daren Eckford-El says:

    Islam and Greetings, actually the Irish are the first 's.

  85. Eminent Black that was the definition provided by the oxford english dictionary, but the article/writer gives the impression that it was exclusively black. for example in the headline the author says "black men ruled". when the author cited chancellor williams who said “the original Moors, like the original Egyptians, were black Africans”, and when the author cited arab writers to "buttress the black identity of the Moors" (contradicting the OED definition) and then saying "Black soldiers, specifically identified as Moors" – all these contribute to the reader's mind that he is equating "moor" solely with "black".

  86. Now that's real talk!

  87. Orange Terrance Turner Cuzz says:

    These accomplishments are documented for other people to learn but we as a whole shall burn all the proof if we continue to go in the opposite direction of progress. since the world became aware of our superiority they have placed in our eyesight guns n drugs violence hate lack of self respect laziness etc once we choose to rid OURSELVES of these crutches we can return to the rulers of the world that's why everybody in America treats us this way we strive to be the worst and hate on any of our own kind for successful lives we as a whole support the Klan we ruled the world for over 1000 yrs let's change now

  88. This is amazing! #BlackHistory is a must!!!! Europe owes everything they know to the very same people they despise??
    No wonder weknow NOTHING about ourselves. EVERYTHING THEY CLAIMED AS THEIRS IS ACTUALLY OURS??

    WHAT THE FCK HAPPENED???

  89. Africa is mother to all mankind, it's the inception to all things….

  90. The Moors were not black but a mix of Berbers and Arabs, this whole thing is silly.

  91. Asier Linazasoro says:

    There never were people who said "we are Moors", but Europeans who used an insulting and offensive word, "Moor", against Muslims, and depicted them as completely different from themselves and in the most subhuman way their racist minds could imagine. I don't understand why Black americans are so fond of this word that is deemed so politically incorrect in Europe. Furthermore, the real "Moors" were really racist against black africans and they were the first who treated them as slaves-servants-unpaid mercenaries. In mediaeval Moroccan chronicles ("Moorish" chronicles writen by "Moors") it is said that Muhammad al-Nasir (a great "Moor chieftain") was very rich in horses, camels and blacks (the blacks were counted as cattle) and that 30.000 of this blacks fought in the battle of Navas de Tolosa.

  92. Diego Humberto Balbin says:

    so we gonna ignore the fact that the muslims just passed off all these gifts they stole from Asians as their own huh? that these gifts were taken from brutally conquered Pagans dont bother you at all?

  93. Diego Humberto Balbin says:

    evidence?

  94. Diego Humberto Balbin says:

    Ahavah BahtYah innerstand? cmon making up words is no evidence of anything that you claim.

  95. Kaci Hamadi says:

    They manipulate the picture by making it darker, and they rejoice that they have dominated the world. But there there's nothing glorious to dominate other peoples. In addition, they forget to dress in Africa to make it plausible. The cape (burnus ) is typically Amazigh!

  96. The moors were based in what is believed to be places around present day Morocco, but the moor were'nt alone, Ancient Mallians were their very strong ally, it is also believed that Ancient Ethiopians also were their ally. Many Mallians dwelled among them, other smaller kingdoms across west africa also were friends of the moors. There are evidence of moorish products in west africa. However, the moors did'nt rule the world, they only ruled europe, the asians were other very powerful people, in the ancient time the most powerful asian dynasty were the mongolian dynasty and notable japanese dynasty, Genghis Khan and his grandson were very popular Monarchs, Genghis khan's grandson conqured and built benjing…… the moors who were a mixture of blacks and brown people ruled ancient Europe. Other notable people that existed then are the mayians, the incas, etc.

  97. A lot of the Moors were Muslims. However, the Moors were a mixed group of people. There were some Moors who had predominate African blood while others were more mixed or had Arab blood. The Moors also had a ranging skin complexion similar to how Africans and African Americans are today, but they skin complexion was mainly a darker skin. Arabs never used to be as light as they are now. They also had various religions, but Islam was the dominate religion. The Moors were described as having dark skin. Dark skin can easily be placed upon any one who doesn't have white skin! Another things.

    Islam is the oldest religion in the world. The core message in Islam is to follow and worship one God. Adam the first man believed and worshiped one God. This concept can been seen and was taught by all the Biblical prophets. Why would God want the Jews to worship him, to then tell them to worship his son in the New Testament? Islam wasn't always called Islam. Judaism and Christianity both originated in Islam, but these two religions are not correct. Judaism was formed after the Hebrews were allowed to leave, or something like that, when King Cyrus was ruling over them. Judaism is not the religion that Moses was teaching. The Persian Empire was also a predominate Islam one, but again Islam wasn't necessarily the motive to the empire growing. Every single prophet in these two religions were teaching the oneness of God, but the people who listened to them decided to twist those teachings into a different religion. Christianity didn't exist until 300 yrs after Jesus died! Never once did Jesus say to worship him. Prophet Muhammad was the last prophet known to mankind, so how can he have founded Islam? That is a huge misconception about Prophet Muhammad and Islam. Islam was completed during his time as a prophet, but Islam is the oldest religion in the world. Prophet Muhammad like all the other prophets were teaching the oneness of God. Even to the day scientists use the Qur'an for research or look to it for answers. The very term "Allah" can be seen etched in our very skin under a microscope. Islam is the only religion that is scientifically valid and backed.

    Going back to the Moors, their conquest of Spain may not have had any thing to with Islam. However, they definitely built masjids(mosques) there and allowed the Spaniards to continue practicing their own religion. Even to the day Spain hasn't experienced another time period that was as great as the one when the Moors were in Spain. I am proud to have Moorish ancestors and to be a Muslim.

  98. Mandysia Armand Albert Maybe not, but some of the greatest empires and the most civilized were ruled by people who were Muslims. For example, the Moorish Empire, the Persian Empire, and the Ottoman Empire.

  99. Moor doesn't mean "black" as it is used today, nor were they primarily African. The Moors were a mixed race of people and society. The mixture was predominately African and Arab. The Moors were described as having dark skin.

  100. Mandysia Armand Albert Moslems? No, the Muslims were first and will also be first. What is a Moslem supposed to be any way? If you are referring to it as being a "black" person who follow Islam or the Nation of Islam, than you need to go back and educated yourself. The Nation of Islam is a ripe off of Islam. Islam and the Qur'an doesn't teach racism. People teach racism. One of the most respected man in Islam and who was also a MUSLIM, was Bilal. He was a African man who was a slave of a pagan. When Islam was being taught, he accepted Islam because it stated that mankind is not a slave of each other, but of God. The African Americans who follow the Nation of Islam and called themselves "Moslems" are not real Muslims. If they were, they would accept the term Muslims. Islam is not a religion reserved for one race of people. Many people say the Arabs are Muslims and use it to enslave black people which is false. Also, there was no one religion or group of people that ruled the entire world, only portions of it. Some of the greatest civilizations, societies, and empires were ruled by leaders and governed by people who were Muslims. Some of these were the Persians, Ottomans, and the Moors. Slavery was not the fault of Muslims or Islam, but ignorant black people who stood by and watched while their brothers and sisters were captured. Who thought it was a wise business move to sell each other out. Even to the day black people refuse to help each other out.

  101. Mandysia Armand Albert Moslems? No, the Muslims were first and will also be first. What is a Moslem supposed to be any way? If you are referring to it as being a "black" person who follow Islam or the Nation of Islam, than you need to go back and educated yourself. The Nation of Islam is a ripe off of Islam. Islam and the Qur'an doesn't teach racism. People teach racism. One of the most respected man in Islam and who was also a MUSLIM, was Bilal. He was a African man who was a slave of a pagan. When Islam was being taught, he accepted Islam because it stated that mankind is not a slave of each other, but of God. The African Americans who follow the Nation of Islam and called themselves "Moslems" are not real Muslims. If they were, they would accept the term Muslims. Islam is not a religion reserved for one race of people. Many people say the Arabs are Muslims and use it to enslave black people which is false. Also, there was no one religion or group of people that ruled the entire world, only portions of it. Some of the greatest civilizations, societies, and empires were ruled by leaders and governed by people who were Muslims. Some of these were the Persians, Ottomans, and the Moors. Slavery was not the fault of Muslims or Islam, but ignorant black people who stood by and watched while their brothers and sisters were captured. Who thought it was a wise business move to sell each other out. Even to the day black people refuse to help each other out.

  102. Abdel Hafid Khairoun That's where we belong, that's where we were and we have not seen this place for such a long time. She said nothing about being superior to anyone. Take a look at society today, wouldn't you want to be above it? I consider myself to be above society because of my standards and beliefs.

  103. Of course not. It just consist North Africa on this site. Should we go to a chinese/Asian page and state the same thing?

  104. Moor means what the Prophet Noble Drew Ali said it means.It!

  105. Omar Dussett SO APPARENTLY "THE WORLD" DENOTES NORTH AFRICA… I'LL MAKE A NOTE OF THAT AND UPDATE MY VOCAB. ~SARDONIC REMARK IN CASE IT WENT OVER YOUR HEAD LIKE THE TERM "THE WORLD."

  106. Naw not really.Just the crack pot comment did.

  107. Testy are'nt we Loi?Smh…

  108. If your country is part of Africa, you can grouped into the modern term "black". However, the term "black" can be placed on any one that is a descendant of Africa, which would be every race. North Africans need to stop trying to dismiss the fact that their country is a part of Africa. The Moors were a mixture of Berber and other types African people. However, the Berbers themselves were a mixture of people. The Moors as a whole was mixed group of people. They were described as having dark skin. Now people throw the term black around. If its referring to any one having darker skin, than the Moors and Berbers fall into that category. What about whitenizing everything? Just because you have pale skin or blue eye doesn't mean you are white. Me being a light skinned African American, can easily look a darker black person and say I am "white" compared to them. Ancient North Africans had darker skin. The way they look today is due to colonization of whites and the further colonization of the Arabs.

  109. look diego so what i dont like understanding because i much prefer to use innerstanding and overstanding under or over or inner choose your logic and what claim smh youll great yes lol dont get vex me for that lol shm

  110. Think they can take africa from we again

  111. The two egged sword the truth littllemen.

  112. Jay Carle Thanks bro love u

  113. Ali Elseven-eyez Hanif-El says:

    THE WORD معور (MOOR) MEANS NAVIGATOR, GET IT RIGHT…..KUHZ IT DOESN'T MEAN BLACK STR8!! MOES NAVIGATED ON THE HIGH SEAS AND TRAVERSED THE WHOLE GLOBE NO QUESTION!!!!!

  114. Yes above society, we are not only largely rejected by society but also plagued, therefore society is a condition, a circumstance even if you will, a detriment of which we must rise above……

  115. I correct myself Muslims were before Arab Moslems, however I and I existed before both….I love all my brothers and sisters whether we be found in Islam, Puerto Rico, or even in light bright damn near white skin…the royal seed is scattered through out all the earth….I just think it is important to remember before there ever was any such a thing, we were….it seems as a people we like to attach ourselves to things. This may be the disconnect. When we become attached we can no longer move freely to. Our highest state of being…we must realized though we manifested, produced, breathed life in to many civilizations as the natural born creators we are, but still we existed before them.

  116. Before black there was Coloured, before Egypt, there was Nubia, before Islam, there was a way to live….

  117. Before black there was Coloured, before Egypt, there was Nubia, before Islam, there was a way to live….

  118. Lol!

  119. The proof is with in us, it does not take a rocket scientist to discover before there was any language especially any written language there was I. I am older, my blood is older than the words Muslim, Islam, Christian, Woman, Human, My soul is older than vocabulary, older than the capital J in Jesus even…..

  120. The proof is with in us, it does not take a rocket scientist to discover before there was any language especially any written language there was I. I am older, my blood is older than the words Muslim, Islam, Christian, Woman, Human, My soul is older than vocabulary, older than the capital J in Jesus even…..

  121. Aboriginals were not white skinned and we existed before there ever was what's called a Berber….we were everywhere at once before any one else…that's just a fact not blackenizing. The Earth speaks for her self what color is she what color is we….

  122. These devils are liars & can't be trusted reguarding the truth. They claim the Moorss were Turkish when they know that the Black, West African Moors ruled Europe until 1492 from the year 711ce.
    The Turks/Ottomans didn't get to Africa until the 1,300's but evil devils lie & pretend that they are the Moors that invaded Europe in the year 712ce. Google it for yourself, never trust a lying evil Devil.

  123. The correction: we rejoice about giving birth to the earths population, that we multiples and subdued…not that we dominated but that we excelled in all things and are dominate and blessed with dominion….

  124. Amen!!!

  125. Amen!!!

  126. Kaci Hamadi says:

    Mandysia Armand Albert forgiveness, but here you are ridiculous. The people you want to capture the story is not yours. Find a story to you, with a little honesty, you will surely find something honorable.

  127. Kaci Hamadi says:

    Mandysia Armand Albert forgiveness, but here you are ridiculous. The people you want to capture the story is not yours. Find a story to you, with a little honesty, you will surely find something honorable.

  128. Abdel Hafid Khairoun I challenge you to study the etymology of the word Moor which literally means Black. It was used by the Europeans to distinguish Black muslims from Arab muslims. Europeans referred to to Arab muslima as Muhammadans, Saracens, Muslims or Moslems. There is no doubt that their were Arabs among the Moors in Spain but the conquest of Spain and the colonization of Spain was primarily a Black Muslim (Moorish) accomplishment. No self respecting scholar would deny that there were Arabs in Moorish Spain, so don't get it twisted. The Spanish to this day have a dish that is call Moors and Christians and that dish is Black beans and White rice.

  129. Forgiven, your color tells it all, don't take my word for it, have your DNA tested…..

  130. Forgiven, your color tells it all, don't take my word for it, have your DNA tested…..

  131. Kaci Hamadi says:

    Mandysia Armand Albert Poor people. You're just repeating racial bullshit. Wake up now. You are free and independent, let us see your genius.

  132. Also, please be clear, I am not defined by what is called race, religion, or any other label, they are to small and they are boxes that can not contain all that I AM…..

  133. Mr. Kaci, I think you are confused…..I do not cry racism, I cry unity in and above all things….

  134. Nozomi Suzuki so why do u visit and comment??…do ur research before u post ignorant things. Just because you're asian and whites are whites doesn't mean you don't have a place on the earth and that you didn't hold prestigious positions. Everyone came from somewhere and as much as you don't want to believe it you're black, even if it is 1%. BELIEVE IT;) have a good day

  135. Asier Linazasoro says:

    Ernest Kazembe, the word "Moor" (=Maurus) mean "Black" in Greek language, and was adopted by the Latins. This may be because they were actually Black… or because they were darker, or they wore black clothes, or whatever. Nevertheless, this word arrived to the English language through Spanish and for anyone who knows the Medieval and Early Modern Spanish literature it is clear that at that times "Moor" = "Moro" and "Black" = "Negro" were two different things and, by the way, in Spanish the "Moros" are "Morenos" (brown, tanned = Moorish), but never "Negros" (obviously, the word "Black" = "Negro" is not unknown in Spanish history and literature). Furthermore, Miguel de Cervantes, who had fought against the Turks and the Berber pirates when he served in the armada and had really met them both (not like Shakepeare, who never met a Moor in his life), not only distinguishes between "Moro" and "Negro", but between "Moro" and "Turco", so "Moor" in its more proper use in Medieval and Early Modern times meant "Arab or Berber Muslim"

  136. Southern european and western mediterranean people were once blacker than now, actually they comprised a greater variety of skin hues going from extreme black to off-white : living naked under the sun was considered a superiority among warriors and some labourers, hence dark skin was an advantage. But they were not Sub-Saharan African Blacks by any means. The modern centre and south Italians are practically the same people, as are most Moroccans, southern Spanish, and Portuguese around Lisbon. What happened for those people to grow whiter is simply a fact of fashion : with the centuries passing, very pale girls became more and more desirable as canons of innocence (anti-black racism proper came long after as the African slave trade became the norm) and dark skin also became associated with cunning in men (not with carelessness and brutality as in the current prejudice regarding Blacks). Christianity though not officially racist generally associated whiteness with purity. But it must be noted that before this whitening the said people were not negroes proper : the general features of face and skeleton haven't changed. These formerly rather dark people were civilizers, actually better ones than Germanic tribes. The Sub-Saharan African man is very different and it seems than he simply doesn't like to build technologically sophisticated empires, even though he has always been clever enough to forge fin steel weapons and cutlery and don colourful clothes from time immemorial, at a time Europeans wore only drab garments. The Africans, before the slave trade era, were viewed by others with more sympathy and admiration than know, they were appreciated as occultists and magicians among others, and as abler to talk with gods (spirits) than others, at the expense of manual trades except a few ones to be done in a sacred way. Their general mentality was to train their body to acquire supernatural powers rather than to build supernatural technology as we do. Today's so-called voodoo is but a ruin (and also a late perversion) of what they could do.

  137. Massa or Aryan Arabs of the 20% and they were at war with the Ottomans… Now was there a Muslim b4 the 7th Century

  138. Or Africa? What came 1st Hebrew or Muslim? What came 2nd Christian or Muslim? Who was the 1st Muslim and when?
    the plantation seer

  139. Or Africa? What came 1st Hebrew or Muslim? What came 2nd Christian or Muslim? Who was the 1st Muslim and when?
    the plantation seer

  140. If U r an academic document. If ur opinion, just say so to avoid foolishness…
    BBlesd and bEducated

    The plantation seer

  141. Do explain how dr. mLK, jr listed these poor blacks as the 10th richest group on this planet in his landmark speeches of the Sixties… Time life audio books…

  142. TRUTH is TRUTH… Lie ye not 1 to another…
    the Wellness Ambassador 4 CHRIST

  143. TCT.TV/faithinhistory dr. William J. Federer teaches these subjects… What Every Muslim Should Know About the Qua' ran. U revisionist of 60 Centuries r corrupting it..
    the plantation seer

  144. We had a GOD REVOLUTION against violence that began with a flood…
    BBlesd and bEducated

    The Ambassador of GOOD WILL

  145. Confused men of the mirror, darkly. Science of the Human Genome > DNA make ur oralLOT.try nones.sense,… As you worship the god of the mirror!
    BBlesd and bEducated 4 GOD IS not mocked…
    the plantation seer

  146. Confused men of the mirror, darkly. Science of the Human Genome > DNA make ur oralLOT.try nones.sense,… As you worship the god of the mirror!
    BBlesd and bEducated 4 GOD IS not mocked…
    the plantation seer

  147. Ernest Kazembe no one is denying it outright that moors meant 'black' in old england (and keep in mind racist constructs), but the fact remains that black people in the region (spain/morocco/algeria/tunisia and the maghreb) remain in the minority. if the population was largely black when the black moors conquered spain why haven't large numbers of blacks remained? they would be a majority in morocco after the spanish expelled 'muslims' when they retook spain, but in morocco the indigenous people are largely white – the blacks are in the south and are in lesser numbers.

  148. Ernest Kazembe no one is denying it outright that moors meant 'black' in old england (and keep in mind racist constructs), but the fact remains that black people in the region (spain/morocco/algeria/tunisia and the maghreb) remain in the minority. if the population was largely black when the black moors conquered spain why haven't large numbers of blacks remained? they would be a majority in morocco after the spanish expelled 'muslims' when they retook spain, but in morocco the indigenous people are largely white – the blacks are in the south and are in lesser numbers.

  149. Diego Humberto Illuminati says:

    You're a special kind of stupid aren't you!? What's with you blacks? You ever heard of Asians ? Those languages you speak of have their roots in Sanskrit! India is the source of European languages and culture ! Not moors! Stop claiming everything! Also Hindu culture is oldest ongoing culture ! Where are your moors!?

  150. Diego Humberto Balbin relax, he's taking the piss 😉

  151. we not black we are moors more,immortal we was the first civilization we are moor

  152. its when we adopted religion we fail

  153. Diego Humberto Balbin is not making up words, is innerstanding the words. because English is not what we all think it is, the worst language ever. It degrades, oppresses. A lot of English words does not mean what we know is the meaning today. Research it!

  154. Christopher Lopez says:

    " even kings could neither read nor write "- this is the legacy of the british, france etc monarchies ! Idiots ruled Europe.

  155. I need more of this…

  156. Shakespeare should have known what Moors looked like. There is an excellent portrait, done at the tine with the Moorish Ambassador as sitter in 1600. Just google "Portrait of Moorish Ambassador to Queen Elizabeth I"

  157. Ramses Ini-herit El says:

    Abdel Hafid Khairoun it takes no rocket scientist to figure out the fact that they were not all black because they amalgamated with immigrants. Just like in America today. Don't be an idiot use your critical thinking skills. Why do you people always force me to do all of your critical thinking for you? Or, is it just that you are already thinking what I propose but you just don't want to admit it to yourself?

  158. Ramses Ini-herit El says:

    Well if so, then why are you over here running your mouth? Go to their websites where they are preaching genocide and give them a piece of your mind. You fools always want to come over here and run your mouth even though we're not preaching and teaching violence but knowledge instead. You mad bru?

  159. Ramses Ini-herit El says:

    Diego Humberto Balbin have we ever heard of asians? Of course. Are we your enemies? NO. Then why are you over here running your mouth? Are you trying to pick a fight with us? And if so, for what reason? Is it because we are small in number? But if so, then that makes you a coward. Go start shit with Mexicans or White-Supremacists! There's plenty of hate there for you to satisfy your lust for conflict.

  160. Ramses Ini-herit El says:

    Diego Humberto Balbin have we ever heard of asians? Of course. Are we your enemies? NO. Then why are you over here running your mouth? Are you trying to pick a fight with us? And if so, for what reason? Is it because we are small in number? But if so, then that makes you a coward. Go start shit with Mexicans or White-Supremacists! There's plenty of hate there for you to satisfy your lust for conflict.

  161. Ramses Ini-herit El says:

    Nozomi Suzuki you're Japanese and you have the nerve to come over here and run your mouth after all the shit your government did to innocent Chinese and South Korean Nationalists!? You should just be quite and mind your business and stay out of other community's quarrels

  162. Ramses Ini-herit El says:

    Loi Le so apparently you like to read into things to justify a quarrel. Ok, well then I could think of many other articles on the internet where you wouldn't have to read into it to find some suggestion that offends you, they are very explicit. So go over there!

  163. Ramses Ini-herit El says:

    I think the best answer was from Diggy Dot La Rock who said, "We're like the great pitbull, loyal to our masters but will fight to the death with each other." That is so true and coming only from a High School student. I guess there is hope for our youth. But yeah the main thing holding us back is that freakin hard headedness. You try to help some of these people and their just to stubborn to listen. It will take a few encounters with law enforcement or racist gang-members for them to shape up.

  164. Ramses Ini-herit El says:

    Internal conflict like now. I was on the train yesterday wearin a suit and niggas was mad dogging me like I stole their lunch money. They got Willie Lynch Syndrome

  165. Ramses Ini-herit El says:

    Omar Rabbani hahahah please don't tell me you're using wikipedia as a source! Try that in college and you will get thrown out faster then a drunk with no clothes on! hahah

  166. Ramses Ini-herit El. I don't give a damn about your legal system, we don't even live on the same continent. I'm posting here because I think that every human has the right to have access to a real information and that's definitely not what this website is doing. " the fragments of our history", are you implying Africans and their colonial descendants have a common history ? If you do, that's rather silly.

  167. These devils on this thread will say anything to try and deny the greatness of the blackman. Facts dont lie but devils do.

  168. Republic Of Moor, secret group. Add me for more information.

  169. Man these people are not BLACK did yall even look at the pictures of these me? Yall got me spreading lies smh

  170. Why is there always a fight about how black people are being oppressed by the white/western world?
    Why always this racism? The only answer that always surfaces is hatred.

    The Moors are hailed here as 'good' people who brought Europe out of the Middle Ages. But this article doesn't speak about the rape, murder, pillaging and plunder that preceded this 'wonderful period of enlightenment'. That is how people conquered and still conquer. Not just then, but today also. It is happening all over the world.

    When the Western world (Europe) started their quests to conquer 700 years after being conquered by the Moors, they followed the same recipe to subdue. But they also brought great advance to the lands they conquered. So how are these two different?

    And here is some food for thought:
    The Mediterainean of Alexander the Great (ca. 330BC) consisted of blue eyed, blonde people. After the Moors, the Greeks, Spanish, Italian etc people are characterized as dark skinned, brown eyed people.
    During the rape of the conquests, and most certain interracial procreation during their 700year reign in the region – are you sure it was not these self-same Moorish conquering genes that decided to 'return' to Africa? And rule from behind a much paler skin?

    Really, leave history where it comes from, the past. Stop lamenting about how unfair life has been. Life is unfair to all of us in many different ways. It is up to you to change your own mindset. Teach your children differently.

    Recently I was told that, as a white person, I have been to paradise and that black people in South Africa have not. Let me tell you this: If that was paradise where I came from, I don't want to see hell.
    And there I've been my 52 years, always hoping things would get better for me. That one day, I will live a good life.

    Stop pitting the races against each other. We all have bad and good in us. Today and in history.
    In the past, people had a different set of values. At one stage, the world over, slavery was an accepted practice. People even kept their own kind as slaves, even in Africa Serfdom, was a manner of slavery as well, and kings were brutal and had absolute power.

    Today we look at it through our prejudice of human rights and democracy – and see what we now perceive as injustice. Ghosts from the past would think us mad, as we think their actions were madness.

    But has mankind learnt a lesson? No. Because it keeps finding reasons from the past to keep alive the flame of hatred, to use as an excuse for the atrocities they commit today; to use as an excuse for there failure to deliver a better life for themselves; an excuse to create a better world for future generations to come.

    Nelson Mandela was still alive when a new supreme race started committing acts of racist prejudice. He said in his trial in 1960's that he fought against white supremacy and black supremacy, that it was an ideal for which he was prepared to die. Unfortunately in South Africa today, that is just still an ideal and not the reality.

    I am talking about the spin-offs from the African Rennaisance, where no sooner than the celebrations started for black consciousness, black pride; black supremacy reared its ugly head in South Africa.

    It is no longer "we are also great, we also have worth' – it is now "we are the blameless and the pure, white is evil and deserve to die/be eradicated any which way." As if we have all been alive for the past 2000 years and as if by virtue of a white skin, you are guilty of crimes committed by somebody who had a white skin, hundreds of years ago, maybe thousands of miles away.

    Why does everything always have to boil down to skin colour? I read the comments on this page.

    In South Africa we have a corrupt president, who should be prosecutred on 783 charges of racketeering, fraud, corruption and what not. He even got away on a rape charge in court.

    Do you think the majority of black people of this country will say: This is wrong. We demand only the highest of standards from our leaders. NO.

    They keep voting him into power because he has a black skin. They keep voting his equally corrupt ANC party into power, because they are told 'apartheid will return if you don't vote ANC' – and they believe these lies. They keep voting ANC. Even while the ANC government shoots them dead for protesting against the governments failure to provide water and sanitation, education and medical services. Google Andries Tatane and Marikana. For starters. There are many more. Assasinations are common. Black political parties getting rid of the opposition.

    What is happening in South Africa today is the showcase of the mentality that has kept the black man in Africa a prisoner of his own mind.

    Create something better for the future, something that would be beneficial for all peoples.

    Propaganda is an ugly thing. Omission of facts (like the plunder, rape and killings) makes the whole thing a lie – because it creates the impression that the Moors, who were dark skinned North Africans, were the same as the Sub-Saharan peoples we classify as black Africans today. Even today, there is a difference. And it creates the impression that they were saviours, with pure intent. Who never set a foot wrong.

    How can we ever learn from mistakes in the past if we keep re-writing history?
    Something which is rife in my country today. And people believe the lies of the propaganda machine.

  171. i disagree with the president part, its cuz most are still voting for the ANC. Because most people who voted him in power want him out, , however the laws in south africa are the reason he will still be in power.

  172. Dear Kgalaletso, yes, you are one part of the population who feels like I do. I know you get what I say. But a huge number of people still vote ANC, and the ANC elected Zuma for a second term.
    You are the young generation, who have not been taught to hate and be prejudiced. You are the products of a short golden period in our country; which the current ANC government is destroying as we speak.
    Dark clouds are gathering over our country, even Africa. Where human rights are no longer respected, as with the Ugandan anti-gay laws and 'pornography' laws, banning miniskirts. People have already been lynched, arrested.
    I agree to clamp down on promiscuity as society is losing virtues. But women were stripped naked in Uganda and attacked because of wearing miniskirts….
    It's becoming a place of tyrants.

  173. They forgot Music!

  174. pale arabs are savages no way they were ancient moors pale arabs came into spain 300 yrs after the moors conquered spain

  175. I believe you are referring to the Catholic Church, They did much much worse in the name of "Christianity". Free your mind and your ass will follow.

  176. What is needed on this page is less antagonistic, accusatory banter? Is anyone on this page actually interested in the truth about any of this? There is a way to find out. GO and VISIT these historically lands. Worked for me. Forget about who or what you see. Let the land itself and the antiquity speak to you. Start connecting the dots. Then it will all make sense. That will then give us the proper space to begin constructive dialogue with those who are presently there. Racial/ethnic division is part of a degenerative tactic that has been used in every know empirical governing structure for a long has the acts of nations have been recorded. Judging from the group on this page, nothing has changed. DIVISIONS have succeeded to divide people for one purpose: to weaken them. How else would the elite (those who have…) take from the "mass"(those who do not have…) what they value for themselves, thus leaving, the less informed masses bereft of resources? There more people on Earth than those who rule (elite…) and there is no equitable distribution of valuable resources on Earth between the elite and the proletariat. Why is that? I have a theory: Because the elite rely on destructive banter among the proletariat to keep the balance of power in their hands…even unto today using media as "innocent" and "inconspicuous" as Facebook…yay… to carry out what has been maintain a simple balance for millennium. So maybe now it's time to wake up folks and unite for sake of the common good. Or do all just love to court death with your mouths? If there is who can think fast enough about what I just wrote, I solicit and welcome your reply. 🙂

  177. Wonder why this isn't taught in school?

  178. Dude, the "Moors" of Spain were from the Near East and (even more) from Morocco. Which is to say, they were brunette Mediterranean-style Caucasians; Riff Berbers are not physically distinguishable from Andalusians. Nor can you tell a Syrian from a Sicilian or Greek. Not that it makes any difference, but one should avoid historical sloppiness.

  179. Okay I will say this slowly (smiling meand out of Love) and i also quote (In 641-2 A.D. Abdullah ibn Saad, the Arab governor of Egypt, invaded Nubia. The Nubians defended their homeland zealously and according to lend end they were aided by African tribesmen from the Sourh who came with elephants. The Nubians had such skill with their lances that the Arabs referred to them as "the shooters at the eyeball". However, the military forces of the Arab armies proved superior and, although Arabs did not succeed in occupying the territory, they did force the Nubians to pay annual tribute."
    Within a decade the Arabs attacked the city of Dangola with a catapult which shattered the town with rocks and destroyed the church. The King of Dongola, who seems to have ruled all three sections, was forced to make peace with the invaders and to promise to render to the slave coffers of the Moslems 360 people each year."

  180. Violence ruled the king.dumbs of men and this was the way of the imprudent or imps and woe'men from antiquity…!
    A 2 2 2 Doctrine of the élan and a mixed language and a mixed people that art not ur own. Beguile ye not one the other with OralLOT.try, 4 GOD IS not mocked…
    The plantation seer

  181. the black man in america is a mixed people si what are you talking about. And what is this crazy 2 2 2 doctrine you speak of? In those days every nation that exist were invading other nations. check out your world history. How do you think that the roman empire came into being or the british empire or the frenck colonies in africa along with the dutch and portugese most of these are christians. You are so caught up in you tct.tv world you cant see the forest for the trees

  182. Natalie White-Williams Agreed. I wish people would educate themselves unbiasedly and with open minds. I am not the smartest person in the world, but I ALWAYS try to educate myself about a subject before I talk about it. I never want to be that ignorant person with the loudest mouth. Humans are not perfect and every group has their face share of sins.

  183. i like your comments. However, the Moors were a mixed group of people ranging from full blood African to Arab. However, they were primarily of African descent. That means their features were varying as well. However, most accounts of the Moors were that they had "darker" skin. The Moors did take over primarily lower parts of Europe, which explains why the people in Northern Africa and lower Europe look so similar. There are documentaries that talk about Africans taking over upper levels of Europe as well, I think they were the Moors but much further back in time. However, modern day Morocco has more Arab and European blood in them than African. The Moorish empire was not restricted to Morocco, which is a name given to that area more recently.

  184. Because white people want everyone to think that they always controlled everything. And that while they were "civilized" and advancing their technology and knowledge, everyone else was just stuck in a dark age until white people save them. For example, you never hear about black inventors in history books although there were A LOT. You never hear that Christopher Columbus was not the first one to discover America after the natives, but Africans, AND that he had the help of an African Muslim Moore as a guide, AND that he used a navigation book written by a Portuguese Muslim. Amer in America comes from the Arabic word "Amir" which means prince.

  185. The Moors were a mixture of people, including Arabs. However, the group was primarily made up of African blood and were primarily Muslims.

  186. Not black? Define black. The picture is just showing a FEW of this group. If you are using the term black as in referring to any one being a descent of Africa, than they were in fact BLACK! Please do not tell me you are one of those black people that feel you are black only if you are dark skinned. The Moors came straight out of Africa; however, some of them were mixed.

  187. Tasneem El-Siraaj moor means black even the pale arabs called the black man moors during those times. the moors came 300 years before the arabs read dr van sertima ancient moor books

  188. The Moorish empire was not restricted to Morocco, which is a term given to that area much later after they were powerful. The Moors were the next group of people to go to America, after the natives. However, they became allies with the natives. So technically speaking, the Moors ruled over Europe, West and Northern Africa, and were even present in North and South America, especially on the border of Mexico and US. Also, before the conquest of Spain, the Moors had previously and further back in time ruled over almost ALL of Europe. You can see the influence of African blood in European culture.

  189. The moors were what are know today as Haitians and other black skinned Latinos…others came about through race mixing as everything else…Arabians are also the product of race mixing dark skinned people's were the first of everything on every land….

  190. Every person of our blood is allowed to claim it which is partially the problem however they can not claim Aboriginal or Ancient Nativity our dark skin is proof of our existence the darker the skin the more ancient the royal blood….original Arabians were indeed African/black through mixing came what Arabians are know as today, even in Russia, Germany, even Greek roman Viking Dark skinned being were the first to hold the earth in our dominion and with your help at restoration will also be the last…..further when we ruled there was none of this rampart abomination you see today….why else is hate so thoroughly systematically scientifically focused on our people?

  191. The sad thing is because of all this descent ion with the races against each other instead of siding with all good of all races we give a free way to evil and are now invaded by Aliens who continue to reproduce through race mixing as they can not procreate on their own…who continually further their Agenda to turn the earth into desolation by using it for all the life it can suck up….white terrorist groups are allowed to hide behind all of our freedom acts and use them against us they are allowed to hide in Islam, Christianity though they openly persecute Christians, "white" though they openly kill their own especially gays and Catholics, they hide under "American" though its clear they hate Americans and hate Aneruca, they hide under "black" creating fake profiles and websites to collect information…this is our true enemy the enemy of the world!

  192. Natalie White-Williams If I didn't say the Catholic Church, I didn't mean it. Try not to be insulting when you comment – you don't know me from a bar of soap. And yes, I am not a fan of the Catholic Church either. People commit all kinds of heinous acts in the name of some religion, but then they are abusing it. The people are at fault, not the religion. What you totally missed, my dear, was my point that people should tell it like it is. I hate propaganda and lies. Tell both sides of the story – don't glorify something and sweep some ugly truths under the carpet.

  193. The fact is Sub-Sahara is only a PORTION of who the Moors were, they were not ALL BLACK, they were ARABIAN in the MAJORITY!!! Why do Black Americans find it so important to try and "be former rulers of the world" or superior is a fashion? The fact is JESUS was JEWISH not white, not black, the fictional character of "Santa Clause" is WHITE! Saint Nicolous was European, Martin Luther King Jr. WAS AFRICAN AMERICAN, so was Dr. George Washington Carver! Why do you have to try and STRIVE to be "First Black QB to win the Super Bowl", have a "Miss Black America" Pageant, and all this "Striving to be the first Black", it belittle's to me anyway, what America and Black Americans are all about! The real black history is awesome, you don't need February as "Black History Month" that is stupid!!! Learn real history! The first death of the American Revolution was a BLACK FREE MAN in Boston!!! Why all the Fuss, and FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY… ABOVE ALL, Barack Husein Obama Is Not the First BLACK PRESIDENT!!!!! He is Not!!! He is the first Malotto President! For crying out loud, And I can't stand the guy, but he is more WHITE acting than I am! He is a trader to the "Black Race"! He has betrayed the "Black People" of America and the LATINO people!!! He has betrayed our nation!!! He has committed TREASON to every degree I think, and he has enslaved the poor by giving them more!!! Throwing money at the poor does not help them, it does the opposite! It enslaves them and keeps them in Slums and drugs, and alcohol, and in bad schools, these are the FACTS of the matter!!! The government gives you a FISH it does NOT TEACH YOU HOW TO FISH!!! It promotes immoral behavior, single motherhood, and big brother government to keep the minorities Down and in poverty, it promotes the destruction of your race through it's efforts to keep you in failing communities, and Barack the great Community Organizer Made his money Continuing just that!!! Now comes Obama Care and President Food Stamp! How is this helping the Black People of America? How is it helping America???

  194. John Hanson was also a Moor, He was the the first black President of America.

  195. Listen my African family we as a people are growing everyday remember i grandparents was lost 2 generation removed and look at we are studying.We are seeking the truth.Not some fake religion design to make us hate ourselves.We learning to love and embrace greatness we the reason they aren't loco in cave .So now we hold our head high knowing we was the chosen.We will rule again

  196. It's funny that no one is really discussing the contents of the article. No where in the article does it state that they were only black. Imagine a group of people all on the darker side of the spectrum working together to achieve high civilization.

    Everybody's comments have been hilarious ranging from angry white people who claim prejudice in a very informative article and black people who are proud to read it. I wish I had the time or the will to educate all the detractors, but to each his own.

    BTW, do a quick Google search of Moorish art in Europe and you'll see a whole lot of black people.

  197. it's amazing that people always want to find the negative in whatever has been researched that proves everything from Black Culture is not as negative as we see it. When will we get the credit for the positive things that have been brought to this world because of a race of people that were superior in their time in history. We are a couple of generations from being a society of non racial people.

  198. The Moors were Black you filthy Germanic germ. Mauritania means land of the Blacks, what you call Morocco today wa called Mauritania so the people from Africa that you call mixed or non White were from the 'land of the Blacks' dummy. These Africans from the land of the Black were Black you pasty-face fuck! You have no history! You descend from worthless, civilation hating Goths. That's who we had to defeat & destroy in order to civilize the rest of Europe but too stupid to realize any of this.
    While Europe was still in the 'Dark ages', we were ruling super rich empires like that of Ghana, Mali, & Songhai to name a few. European history does not begin until 500 years ago all else is just a 'Dark age' of ignorance & animalistic behavior, idiot.

  199. Mythology? Lmao! Slave? The word slave comes from the word Slav & Slavs were European so being a slave is something named after Europeans, the original slaves. You 'slaves' claim to be Greeks & Romans but the Greeks & Romans only knew you as savage barbarians. You are a Scythian from the Caucasus & the Greeks had a lot of terrible things to say about you & you are the Goths that the Roman empire hated & was destroyed by but now you claim to be Roman. Lmao! You are as phony as the the Goths that claimed to be the 'Holy Roman empire'. You know, those Germanic tribes that claimed to be Christians from the Roman empire. LoL!
    So where does your European begin? Oh! After the Moors/Blacks civilized that pathetic wanna be continent. That means European history begins just 500 years ago meanwhile modern humans/Black people have been on Earth for over 200,000 years & we have ruled for the past 199,500 years & Europeans by way of evil tactics have been in control of the planet for 500 years. That's only after utilizing their amazing hating abilities to attack the original humans on every continent. All of this evil genocide was committed in just 500 years of Europeans figuring out how to leave Europe. All of the water, land, & air pollution began after you escaped Europe. Prior to that there was no genocide or pollution.
    Pale skin is only 4,500 years old compared to our 200,000 years. Remember dummy. You are nothing more than our mutated offspring of true humans, something close to a cancer on the planet. These evils are what put you in your present day position & you embrace the results of those evils because the Neanderthal in your Helix will not allow you to ever embrace pure humans.
    What you should do is forget trying to learn about our history & try to figure out your own. Where do you come from & why are all of your genes so recessive? What happened on Earth that caused this mutation in humans & if that mutation is the cause if that psycopathic behavior displayed by so many people like yourself Faris Kallala?

  200. We hate working? Lmao! Common sense say that the person that forces others to do his work is the lazy bumb that hates working.
    Your people aren't built for that kind of hard work. That's because you are from the worst conditions the planet has to offer & we are from paradise. We are from the tropics & you are from the blizzards. You wanted to leave your terrible home in Europe & move to a more pleasurable part of the planet. One with not as much snow, rain, plague, & poverty. The problem is you were not built to live in paradise. You are murdered by the Sun for attempting to live in paradise. Melanoma is weapon that protects the melanated & murders those without melanin. To live where my people are from you would need special protection to live there. You have to fight against nature to survive in paradise meanwhile we don't need any special protection because we are of paradise. We love the Sun just just like everythingv else on Earth except you. The Sun is life & you are against the Sun. You the opposite. We are of the Sun & you are of the snow. Your features are to all those from the place that is the opposite of paradise. Its like a cures that allows all the people of paradise to identify you on site. Those Neanderthal features that you love so much only reveals the Neanderthal in your dna. You obviously dont know but that's not a good thing dummy! Lmbao! So go ahead & keep hating pure humans while promoting the hate of the Neanderthalians all day everyday. It doesn't matter. Unless you lose those traits you will not be able live in the heart of the land of the original man. Your caveman-featured curse will not allow you to. The Sun is the bringer of life for us & the deliverer of death for you so you better pray that global warming is a hoax or your Neaderthal curse will invite melanoma into you everyone with that curse you mangy little mutant. Lmbao!

  201. Where do you come from & what is a Slav? What does it mean? Aren't Europeans Slavs? They were slavs for so long throughout history that to be controlled & oppressed is equal to being a Slav. There would be no such thing as a slave so thank you 'slave-boy'.
    I'm glad that you realize that you are a sick mutant that lacks the dna of pure humans. Lmbao! Gtfoh Alf! You and your nano, nano Mork from Ork-Captain caveman mix is so amusing to me. Why won't you try to refute the truth? You agree with me Mutant boy. You have no other choice.
    Neaderthals have no hole behind their ear so they were very stiff & rhythmless. Your equilibrium is Neanderthalic & nonhuman you stiff-ass tinman, no heart, courage, or sense having leprocy spreading Leprechaun.

    You are a descendant of the monsters from the Dog cliffs of Central Europe. Your complection, hair, nose, & lip shape are all nonhuman traits you silly little mutant. If God made humans in his image & this images isx over 200,000 years old, WTF are you & why isx your look opposite of the people made in God's image. If you are opposite looking, & you hate pure humans made in the image of God, what does that make you? Ponder that you little mutated mut. Lmbao!

  202. For all the Neanderthal that don't know what African languages are please look & learn. Especiall you Faris Kallala, you fucking idiot!
    The Afroasiatic language family is usually considered to include the following branches:

    Berber
    Chadic
    Cushitic
    Egyptian
    Omotic
    Semitic

  203. Lmao! At claiming England, & Italy as who you descend from. When does English history begin? Oh yeah! In The 16th century. Lmao! That's not historic dummy that was just a few years ago. Then he claims Italy as if his dumbass does realize that Blacks have conquered & ruled Italy so much that the first Duke/Ruler of Italy was I''l Moro', aka Alessandro de Medici aka the Moor.

    Faris Kallala must not know that I know that Italians like to call eachother Guinea's meaning Africans. They like to insult each other by referring to ea h other as Africans because Italy, southern France, Portugal & Spain were all considered a section of African. The Alps & the Pyrennes separate southern Europe from northern Europe.
    This fool even claims to related to the Etruscans who were the original people of Crete, & Greece but everone knows that they were Black because they left pictures of themselves. I'll share them because I am the truth. Faris won't because his is a Neanderthal monster & a hibitual liar that has no other option but to reffer to racial slurs. This is who, & how his parents raised him to be. I hope my insults don't cause him to flip out & kill his whole family, & everyone at work/school.

  204. Faris Kallala you little Neanderthal, pencil-pecker, packing, punk. You little mistaken, mutant of a man. You plague-packed punk! You no history having mystery. Your people's time is very limited. We are on the 3rd rock from the Sun but you were designed to live on Pluto! When you look in the mirror & see the features of that hideous monster how do you react? Does it make you hate real, hate Black? Lmao! You look nithing like the original Norse. Your features like your eyes & hair are dark instead of blonde, & blue. Blonde hair, & blue eyes are the furthest you can get from a pure human so you should feel lucky to have your dark features/human traits. You should be thanking us for giving you what you need to survive on our planet. Fuck it, you & you momma are welcome. Welcome to Earth my mutant friends. Make yourself at home. (In a doghouse kinda way, fito.)

  205. Pinnocio was a little wooden boy that wanted so bad to be a real human. Faris Kallala you are my little wooden boy. You phony clone of a human. You can keep hating the 100% pure humans but your hate will not make you human you animalistic monster. Ha, ha, ha!

  206. Go back to Africa? I am a Black man from the planet of Blacks that you refer to as Earth. If you wanna live here with true humans your gonna have to get used to applying scientific methods for you to be able to survive here. Try some Sun blocking creme & yo may be able to tolerate our moderate tempatures. What ever you do do not try to survive in the deserts of the Earth or else you will surely die. You may lie about being from Africa, Egypt, or all other desert areas but never, never, ever, ever, ever really try to live there because its not for you or your kind puppet boy from the blizzard lands. I will go back to planet Earth aka 'the land if the Blacks as soon as you go back to the most unwanted place on Earth, that's the hellish part your people come from. The anti-paradise aka hell!

  207. Lmao! Now you wanna back out & delete your post punk. That was my intent from the begining. I wanted to destroy you & make sure you delete what you wrote.
    You laugh at Earth being a Black planet but modern man has been on Earth for about 200,00 years & others have been here for less than 5,000 years. Think about that dummy. You are a mistake! A mishap! You are not even suppose to exist. Science is still trying to figure out where you are from & how you got on this Black planet. Was it from meteorites, astroids, or one of those nasty European plagues from the Dark ages. Something turned Black into White roughly 5,000 years ago. Was it from people being trapped in the Ice ages? Is it that Neanderthal monster dna running through your veins??? What made you the genetically recessive monster you are today Faris Kallala?

  208. Faris Kallala was suck a super racist to begin this but look at him now. Lmbao! All that calling me a nigger/nigga didn't work out so well for you did it? I tried to warn you Pinnoccio. I thank you for you racist rants though because without you doing that I wouldn't have had the chance to show you your own reflection. I see you really don't like what you look like. Now you probably hate who you are now, but that's a good thing. I expect you hear about you killing yourself next cause that's just what you do you spaghetti-spined, grimey little Austragoth.

  209. Is it also Ostria, & Ostralia? Shut up & sit down stupid you sound more stupid than you look you feather brained fool. Lmao!

  210. Is it also Ostria, & Ostralia? Shut up & sit down stupid you sound more stupid than you look you feather brained fool. Lmao!
    You more likely to rape a child before I am to get shot down. Aren't they trying to make child rape/pedophilia legal in Europe? What the fuck is wrong with y'all? Is that really that something that y'all have to debate about? How sick can you get?!

  211. Opinion Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions
    European Parliament member promotes pedophilia as part of the sexual revolution
    BY J.C. VON KREMPACH, J.D.
    Mon Apr 29, 2013 15:02 ESTTags: Daniel Cohn-Bendit, European Parliament, Pederasty, Pedophilia

    April 29, 2013 (C-FAM) – Is there any country in the world where a prominent politician could publicly boast his sexual experiences with children aged six years and less, and still stay in office? Probably not – but the European Parliament seems to have rules of its own.

    The politician is Daniel Cohn-Bendit, once upon a time a protagonist of the 1968 student revolt and the Cultural Revolution that ensued, and today the leader of the “Greens/European Free Alliance” in the European Parliament.

    Daniel Cohn-Bendit
    Daniel Cohn-Bendit
    In this function, Cohn-Bendit has for many years aspired to a role similar to that played by Maximilien de Robespierre during the French Revolution, holding everyone accountable for everything – including Czech President Vaclav Klaus for his euroscepticism, or Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban for having given to his country a new Constitution that protects the family, defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, and (the worst of all imaginable actions against “European values”) mentions God(!).

    These days, however, we were once again reminded that Mr. Cohn-Bendit’s own code of moral values is not one that is commonly shared. The left-liberal Theodor-Heuss-Foundation (named after a former President of Germany) had decided to award a prize to him for his political achievements – but the President of the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht), Andreas Vosskuhle declined the invitation to deliver a speech in Mr. Cohn-Bendit’s honor, saying that he did not want to create the impression that the Constitutional Court approved of Mr. Cohn-Bendit’s utterances regarding pedophilia.

    The fact has been well known for many years, but somehow nobody seemed to care. Back in the early 1970s Cohn-Bendit, who had been declared persona non grata in France and sent back to Germany as a consequence of his involvement in hooliganism and rioting, worked as an educator in a day care centre for children that had been set up to make experiments with “anti-authoritarian” education. An essential tenet of the “anti-authoritarian” concept apparently was to confront the children, who were at the time five or six years old, with unbridled sexuality, in order to overcome traditional morality.

    Later on, Cohn-Bendit wrote a book about this, describing his experiences as a nursery school teacher in the following terms:

    My flirtations with all children soon acquired a definitely erotic character. I could sense how young girls aged five had already learned how to get off with me…

    It happened several times that some children opened my codpiece and started caressing me. According to the circumstances of each case, I reacted differently, but the children’s wishes posed problems for me… when they insisted, I caressed them in return. I was accused of being a pervert, and there were letters to the City Council, asking whether I was paid for by public funds. Fortunately I had concluded my contract directly with the parents’ board, otherwise I would have been sacked…

    In Germany, the anti-authoritarian movement has had its strongest impact in the field of education…(Wilhelm) Reich and Marx were the pillars of this new movement. Freud was less important, because he had done objective research on sexuality, whereas Reich represented the fight for sexuality, in particular for the sexuality of younger people.

    These lines were published in 1975. At the time they seemed to represent a “modern” and “enlightened” approach to education, and nobody took offense. It is only in recent years that they have begun to cause a problem for Mr. Cohn-Bendit, earning him repeated accusations of being a pedophile.

  212. Why do y'all think that child rape is such a good thing Faris? That's disgusting!!! You need to focus on the legal child rape in in Europe that's about to take place if anything buddy. Your European but are not familiar with your all the child rape that goes on there? Lmbao! Year right! Baby rape is to Europe what apple pie is to the US Faris Kallala.

  213. Faris Name Meaning Variant of Irish and Scottish Ferris.Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic faris ‘horseman’, ‘knight’. Compare Fares.

  214. Anonymous says:

    reading through the comments i was wondering where you get all this bs from..
    HIS story, keeps you all fighting each other, nothing changes.. NON of you where there, so non of you can say anything about history, except parrot HIS story…
    Personally i like the native American myth, we all came out the earth together.. 4 races… white,s keepers of the knowledge of fire, black,s keepers of the knowledge of water, yellow,s keepers of the knowledge of air, red,s keeper,s of the knowledge of earth…. and when you look at each race, you can see that clearly…
    I hope you all know there is only MOTHER GOD AND FATHER GOD, life givers to us ALL..
    It sounds like all you black supremacy thinkers are just trying to be like any other supremacy thinkers… hallie sallasie UNTIL THE PHILOSOPHY WHICH HOLDS ONE RACE SUPERIOR AND ANOTHER INFERIOR IS PERMANANTLY DISCREDITED AND ABOLISHED, THERE WILL ALWAYS BE WAR.
    #PEACE TO YOU ALL, MUCH LOVE

  215. I stumbled here by accident and feel like I dropped off in the Twilight Zone! This article is seriously misleading, written with bias intended to fulfill an agenda and can only be a disservice to those seeking a clear historical picture.

    The Moors were Berber and Arab nomads, and not the Sub-Saharan Africans whence 99% of African American have descended.

    The problem with adopted untruths is that they will need to be undone before actual truth can be instilled.

    Loving who you are and being proud of what and where you came from is a shaky premiss upon which to be proud and self-loving if it is based on a lie. Just like a conclusion cannot be made if the premiss is untrue, you condemn yourself to falsify all ratiocination of dignity if you continue to believe that you are being showered in golden rain, while all that's really happening is that the writer of this article is peeing on your shoes.

    I, personally, would want better for anyone, for all people.

    But this … this is more than an attempt to obscure history by falsely attributing it to a race, creed, or religion in an embarrassing act of ingratiation. This is just sad…

  216. Misleading headline- "When Black Men Ruled the World." Uhm, no they didn't.

    The world is much larger than Africa and Southern Europe. They did not rule the Americas where the Mayans, Aztecs, Aymara, and Incas had advanced societies. Also, Moors are mixed Semitic, Cushitic, and Hamitic- basically Levantine Arabs (that moved eastward to Morocco) and Black Sudanic African.

  217. Why when black people study their history other race get upset

  218. Anonymous says:

    The Moors weren't black, they were Berbers and Arabs. That's why some Mexican look more Arabic. Egyptians weren't black. They most likely had black slaves because the Arabs are ruthless when it comes to slavery. Also extremely racist. More so than Mexicans.

  219. Nice quick read .

  220. The reason why other cultures get upset when black people study and learn their history is because other races have a superiority complex and think that they are better than blacks, they don't want us to have our rightful place in history which is the original place in history, and they want to perpetuate the lies that have been spread to all of society. Other races have been misled and miseducated as well has black people have been misled and miseducated.

  221. Oh…so now we are praising Black Arabs and Black N. and W. African Muslims for their achievements? Atlanta Black Star is a schizophrenic media source. Hating Muslims and painting them of as agents of a religion of anti-black White Arab oppressors and also praising Muslims and confirming the blackness of the first Arab Muslims and Muslims of N. Africa when they conquered and ruled Spain and civilized Europe. Get it together Atlanta Black Star! Get it together!

  222. Zelda any person or persons enjoying

  223. The legacies apartheid era can not now claim innocence your ancestors were evil and would still be killing. Innocent children today all of the land that was taken from the indigenous people of Africa should be returned and an apprenticeship program developed to teach the new owner or equal partners of those fa lands feeding the country the skills needed to ensure there continued survival

  224. " KARMANATRAH "

  225. I wanna make it known that i have no hate in my heart toward any person no matter what the color of their skin may be… with that being said, i also want to say EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THEIR HERITAGE
    But in that same thought you cant claim a group of people as your heritage based solely on skin color
    My grand parents are from Ireland and Spain, and it would make me look silly if i was claiming Greek/Roman/Nordic accomplishments as my heritage just because we share a similar skin color

  226. Theres a period of anger that comes with waking up to the reality that much of your life youve lived in a society that thrived from your ancester's contributions to the world by way of murder rape and conquest. Once we find out what we did and who we are, it becomes a puzzle that connects on up to today…there is nothing mankind has made that was not first birth through the conduit of our creativity..it then becomes an issue of study and research.

  227. Why are black people so fascinated with the Moors? They took the best they had and gave it to white people and died out, while leaving their actual people in Africa nothing. Give everything to whites, give your own people nothing, and then die out. What kind of message is that? I would probably respect them more if they gave black people anything, or if they reproduced THEMSELVES enough that black people would enjoy any of what they had. As it is now, they look more like dimwits than "heroes".

  228. As much as whites. asians e.t.c (Hyksos) using Sanskrit as a base to state their relevance in history or say moors weren't black….The simplest way to debunk all such claims are the archeological finds which specifically and exclusively makes it known that moors were indeed BLACK same colour as indigenous people of the motherland continent….As of the hyksos sanskrit people all you need is to do is go back atleast a thousand years to realise BLACKS culture and knowledge of sciences, mathematics, speech and writing overwhelmingly is more ancient …The real question is why would anyone hide such a rich culture from history, for hyksos talking about hate, it certainly is baffling that you would mention pitching one race on another when the facts is your race has perpetuated and continue to perpetuate the most hideous crimes humanity has ever seen.

  229. Nobody is upset about anyone learning history and people just want to make something out of nothing.

  230. It is crazy how people associate what the catholic church did with the crusades and conquest of america's to the Moors in Spain. Why then do they celebrate the Moors with festivals using Blackface? Riddle me that. This is why the mindset is deterred from truth and what is going to help with the truth and the actual way of life brought and accepted in Portugal, Spain and Northern France are the African Manuscripts in Timbuktu and other Areas of Africa. It will help to alleviate myths about the slave trade actually taking POW and conquest and allow people to relate to history that non melanin can imitate and hail and be proud of other than ancestry of "slaves". What is wrong with that? History should have been written for what it was because it does matter when people think they have non and try to associate with others story. It is also spiritual. Also there are Melanin people that have written history whose family was there before the Moors came so it is interesting to contrary belief of what is shown. And if you study about the "Dark ages" it was actually Golden. Islam was not forced on people, they kept their own traditions- Hebrews, Christians and some excepted Islam, the only thing was speaking arabic because of the markets, but what is wrong with knowing more then one language? No one was being forced away from their traditions and beliefs.- the 'crusades' demolished that. Past, Present and Future should be held in regards to History and what has been written and taught. We all have so much more to learn and it can show us a lot about what we think we know. Especially with all this terrorism-connecting peoples thoughts to Islam- and fake woman rights movements- written about in the manuscripts-, these things we have lacked to have knowledge of because of the turmoil caused by being told Our own history. There is So much History to learn over again. We are sleep, hopefully we Wake spiritually to what it is really all about. Morals and Truth. My $0.02

  231. The many paintings of the Moors explain it all, twilight zone walkers don't want to hear or see the facts so they become part of the cover up, let's blow the nose off the sphinx and change the original paintings of Christ! Lol

  232. It has been proven that black ppl was the first civilization of the world!! And with that being said,that black ppl was the creators of all religions and myths!! Black men done great things before white ppl and other races came into existence!! The world was one continent and until the land mass was broken apart and floated into different places,they still was inhabited by black ppl.that's why we be every where and every one came from us black ppl and all the ruler and gods of all races were black men.no other race did anything without the knowledge of wise blackmen and master builders!!

  233. I think all people should be proud of their heritage and race and study and learn it … no one has the right to get upset, pride in one self has nothing to do with someone else's opinion, and only the insecure and immature would have a problem… all other secure intelligent people welcome the diversity and culture….I haven't read all the comments but I wouldn't be surprised of the trolls…they're all over the internet trying to cause trouble and get a rise out of someone…Good article Ty !!

  234. funny thing about history…it always stays in the past….and presence is the real deal and we ain't doing ourselves justice. It's time to write the presence in our continent.

  235. Tell Chris we want our maps back.

  236. I pretty much already know the answer to this question. I just want the senseless afrocentrists to come and explain themselves.
    These fools obsess over Egypt and N-African civilizations yet don't pay any lip service to any actual west-AFRICAN civilizations of the interior, like the Yoruba and Hausa states, the Swahili States, Kanem, Luba Kingdoms, Kongo Kingdom, Mutapa Empire, or any of the rest.
    They claim they Euros are trying to "hide" or "take away" their history, yet they show no concern for societies IN Africa that everyone already KNOWS was BLACK.
    I am north-african and i have no idea why african-americans are so obsessed with north-africa? You are not even decent from us. Our culture, way of dressing language is complety different.

  237. Sorry I am down with Jesus and reading the comments here it looks like a sight for people who are upset about past glories. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but all ethnic groups have brought ideas and contributions to the world. Please don't look to the past but to the future. As a white person I acknowledge the accomplishments of all people the moors may have done these things but some of these "facts" are nothing more than an attempt to tear one ethnic group down while propelling another. Sad really

  238. While you poor black men are arguing with poor white men. Over shit that don't matter you're forgetting you're both oppressed by the rich.

  239. PREVIOUS REPLY TO ZELDA HANCKE OF SO. AFRICA:
    YOU ARE A DREDFUL WHITE WOMAN ENGAGING THIS SUBJECT WITH YOU INCENDIARY COMMENTS, SAYING "YOU PPL" TO START OFF YOUR STATUS…FIRST OF ALL DAMN YOU FOR BEING IN THIS CONVERSATION ACTING LIKE YOU DONT KNOW THE REALITY OF THE DESTRUCTIVE NATURE OF YOU AND YOUR COLONIALISTIC PEERS. WHY ARE YOU LIVING IN SO. AFRICA? YOU ARE NOT INDIGENOUS TO THE STATE. MOST OF US KNOW THAT WHITE PPL ARE TAKING UP SPACE..IN AFRICA SPREADING EBOLA AND PILLAGING THE LAND NOW. IN AN EARLIER STATEMENT YOU SAID WE WERE HERE IN AMERICA LIVING ON INDIGIONOUS LAND RIGHT? THATS THE BIGGEST PEICE OF PROPAGANDA OUR PPL SUFFERING FROM NOW. AMERICA IS OUR HOME…BEFORE COLUMBUS, BEFORE THE INQUISITON HAD POWER…MOST OF MY PEER WERE NOT SHIPPED HERE..WE WERE TRICKED OUT OF OUR LAND WHICH IS THE AMERICAS. THIS IS NOT JUST FOR YOU TO RED EITHER! WHITE PPL ARE ALWAYS SAYING WE'RE PLAYING THE VICTEM, WELL FUCK THEM. IF YOU LEAVE US ALONE AND STOP YOUR LYING AND KILLING MAYBE THE ORIGIANL PPL OF THE EARTH CAN HEAL IT. WHITE PPL HISTORICALLY HAVE NEVER CONTRIBUTED NOTHING SIGNIFICANT WITHOUT MY PEERS SHARING WITH THEM OUR KNOWLEGE. ITS TRUE..AND YOU COME OF FB WITH BLATENT TRICKERY? AFTER THE FALL OF ROME 196 AD , EUROPE WENT INTO DECLINE…THE WHITE PPL WERE LIVING IN UTTERFILTH.
    PESTELENCE AND DISEASE WAS THE ORDER AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH WAS THE ONLY REMAINING OPPRESSORS, OF COURSE BY THAT TIME THEY HID THE BLACK MADONNA AND THEMSELVES AS THE ORIGINAL ONES..BUT WE KNOW WHITE PPL WERE SLAVES FROM AT LEAST FROM 610 A.D UNTIL THE LAST MOORISH MONARCH SURENDERED AND CONCEEDED POWER IN GRANADA SPAIN. ITS TOO BAD MY PEERS DONT KNOW THE WORD "SLAVE" IS DERIVED FROM THE WORD SLAVIC OR SLAVANEA …EASTERN EUROPE. GLADIATORS..VIKING..ANGLOS SAXONS..CELT..GREEKS..ALL WERE DARK PPL…THIS IS WHY CAUCASIONS DUB THIS PERIOD THE "DARK AGES" WHITE PPL ONLY ROSE TO POWER WHEN THE INQUISITION WON ITS LAST BATTLE AROUND 1491, BY 1553 SPAIN BRITTAN FRACE GERMANY BELGIUM KNEW IT HAD TOO STOP FIGHTING OVER RELIGION AND AFRICA SLAVE TRADE AND UNITE TO DEAL WITH THE WAR ON THE HIGH SEAS…WHILE CHRISTOPER COLOGNE WAS ON THE TRAIL OF THE SPOILS IN THE AMERICAS OUR PPL HAD ALWAYS BENEFITTED FROM..THERE IS MORE! SO WE KNOW WHO BUILT EUROPE AFTER IT'S FALL…NOTRADAME, THE IFEL TOWER, THE CASTLE THROUGH OUT EUROPE WAS ERECTED BY MOORS OR AFRICAN DARK PIGMENTED MEN…ITS TOO BAD WHITE WOMEN WERE SUBJECTED TO THE CONCUBINES AND HAREMS WHILE THE WHITE BOY AND MEN WERE TAKE TO CAVES…TOO BAD…BUT MANY OF US KNOW THAT FROM 610AD TO 1492 DARK HUE MEN WERE THE OCCUPYING AND CIVILIZING FORCE OF SPAIN AND ALL OF EUROPE…MOORS IS T A POPULAR DESCRIPTION TO DESCRIBE THIS NORTH AFRICAN, SOUTH OF THE BORDER MELANATED PPL…SAHARIAN PPL…YOU KNOW MOROCCO, ALGERIA DARK SKIN IN COMPLEXION NOT ARAB..DO YOU KNOW HOW FROM IRAQ IS FROM THE MEDITERRANIAN SEA? YES WE KNOW YOU HATE US BASED ON THE ONSLAUGHT OF TREACHERY GOING ON IN AFRICA AND AMERICA AS WELL AS SO CALLED ISRAEL TOO.

  240. How's come these blacks "magically" did all these great things a thousand years ago, but today they can't even feed themselves? I'm sure you'll blame it on YT somehow, but it would be nice to see some evidence that blacks were ever civilized, instead of incoherent fictional ramblings, because they're sure not civilized any more…

  241. I think we all should be in a dark room what are eyes close..

  242. we all need to stop bickering back and forth about ancient history..And start discussing better idea to make this world a better place..

  243. The truth hurts people can't handle the truth especially when it doesn't put them in high reverence

  244. People who run around preaching death, prostitution, and killing honest families by selling them drugs by the millions, could only be the work of an evil and lazy culture. Put your work boots on and make something of yourself, instead of hijacking another. Who tries to annihilate their liberators! ? I hope you do, then the powers that were will re enslave you. Quit blaming everyone else for your place in life. Man the F up and , at least try, to be civilized, like you claim to be.

  245. Europe was itself populated by black people who were the INDIGENOUS CITIZENS of the area. So, when people talk about the MOORS, they often leave the impression that black people came to Europe much later and encountered the uncivilized whites. Black people/ Africans were the first to live in Europe. The "whites" or modern day Europeans came much later. In fact, up until the 18th century, black people still ruled Europe before losing power to the Mulatto elites—descendants of the original blacks—who themselves later disappeared into the numerically superior white population who now control and dominate the continent. The whole thing began when black monarchs started marrying and fathering children with daughters of their white subjects and servants. The truth is that modern European monarchs (kings and queens) are themselves descended from ancient and medieval black monarchs, but since it's not currently politically correct to associate with blackness, most if not all of them have chosen to mute the issue of their common black/African heritage.

  246. What is considered "black" in medieval context is much different from what is considered black in the modern sense. When figures during medieval times were reffered to as "black", all they mean was that they are swarthy or darker haired compared to the European population. In the case of the Moors, they were named such because they were dark compared to the Iberian people, but not necessarily sub-saharan. The Moors were Semitic Caucasoids, just like arabs and jews.

  247. In fact it was the Moorish invasion of Europe that started the Crusades, which led to the Europeans conquering and colonizing Africa. In other words, the blacks started the war, and the whites finished it. And now the ancestors of the losing side is complaining.

  248. Are you seriously kidding me right now? First off folks the Moors where not just one color race and not primarily black. This articles title is complete crap. Most of the Moors were from Northern Africa and were Arabians not black! They were of lighter skin a thousand years ago! Just because you look at the Map now doesn't mean that Africans occupied all of northern Africa 1,000 years ago! Even every Moors Illustration from that time showed the Moors as white/Arabian. Blacks do have a strong history but this isn't apart of it. This would be a great example of how Whites and Blacks were taken as slaves of the Moors people. This is why I can't take Black history online to seriously as to what is true and what is not as their are blacks that take someone else's history and take it for their own. There is so much to teach people about black history so why steal someone elses history?

  249. Here goes another stone in the bush….
    Strange, how it is 'perfectly acceptable' to title a piece WHEN BLACK MEN RULED THE WORLD….
    Now, if there was an article somewhere, titled: WHEN WHITE MEN RULED THE WORLD… Every 'black' face would be on them like a horde of ants! Calling it racist and outrageous – immoral to promote achievements of the WHITE MAN..
    But it's perfectly okay to have a Black Org for This, a Black Org for that; a Black Pride March & Black Protest for Rights of the Black….
    '
    But anything promoting the White This and the White That – would immediately be branded as White Supremacy and Racism…..
    Tsk tsk…. These double standards.

  250. This is the most ignorant and raicst site. everyone was black but all teh evidence has been lost forever. There is no Scientific or Academic evidence to back this up. you know that there was painter during the middle ages who have paintings of the moors during that time period depicting them as Arabian. This is just Afrocentric racism. This must be the world best kept secret conspiracy theory. fuck the aliens black people ruled the world

  251. I like how you quote one of the biggest racist afro centric authors ever Chancellor Williams as bad a idiot van whatever.They never won any awards or were accepted in their academic communites. non of their works was even considered as serious because of the fake evidence and inaccurate accounts. The International Biennial Prize doesn't exist unless he is arist engraver. they were never in serious academic journals of their fields. These people are jokes of sourcs.

  252. Why do you sound angry that people of color were known for being scholars and not down trotted?

  253. King George because it's racist and ignorant. It is like you not being mad at Lee Ansley Arthur Schopenhauer and William McDougall. they all claim the white race is superior and have greater validity in the world than any other race. Do you see the connection. they're all the same, just one saying blacks were these great people, implying that all acient civilization came from blacks, while whites say the opposite. When in reality it was the Arabans with much evidence. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moors#/media/File:Alhambra14.jpg

  254. Alex Gutierrez, when you have spent another decade or two of studies and research, please revisit and revize your expressed opinions that are replete with errors.

  255. To some it matters what or who came first ..The chicken or the egg .! More important is that we acknowledge that humans of all colors are the same great specie of life ! Even more important is that we learn from each other , accept each other and love one another . If we do not do this … History will repeat itself adversely ;seemingly we never learn what is really important and necessary . Therefore we continue to be at odds with each other …..

  256. Alex Gutierrez Those cartoons are erroneous and merely attempts at appropriating the history of Moorish Moslems aka "blacks". Won't work because it's too well documented by Europeans themselves

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