Musa 1 or better known as Mansa Musa was the tenth Mansa, which translates to Emperor or conqueror of the gold rich West African Islamic Empire of Mali.
He was lived between 1280 to 1337, and is believed to be the richest person of all time. It would be impossible to calculate how much wealth he actually had, but many scholars believe his net worth in today’s money would be approximately $400 billion dollars.
Before the time of his death, his empire consisted of territory that formerly belonged to the Ghana Empire and much of modern-day Mali.
During his reign, Mansa Musa conquered an additional 24 cities, their surrounding districts and villages and estates.
When most people think of Saudi Arabia, they might think Islamic kingdom, oil rich country, or even lavish spending royal princes. But there is another Saudi Arabia rarely seen, in that’s the poverty stricken Saudi Arabia . But with the international recession and the price of oil down, nearly a quarter of the population is living at or below the poverty line.
Contrary to popular belief in the United States , the biggest terrorist threat to the safety of the American people, is not islamic extremists like Al Qaeda , ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) or even the dangerous drug cartels of Mexico and Latin America.
The biggest threat to the American public, is and has always been systematic white supremacy and their terrorist militias.
According to The New York Times, approximately twice as many people have been killed by white supremacists and other non-Muslim extremists, than by muslim extremists, since September 11, 2001.
As much as the white christian right community, might try to pretend that President Barack Obama’s comments at the National prayer Breakfast a couple weeks ago were offensive, when he stated: ” In our country , slavery and Jim crow all to often was justified in the name of Christ”.
Not only were President Obama’s statements not offensive, they were accurate and damn near an under statement.
What he should of said, is evil things are being done in the name of Islam, the same way evil things have been done in the name of Christ, for example:
1. The Crusades
3.Genocide of Native Americans
4. Jim Crow
combined killed tens of milions of people in the name of Christ.
Don’t get me wrong, what terrorist groups like ISIS are doing, is evil and they must be stopped, but before we are so quick to blame it all on Islamic terrorism, maybe we the people should take a look in the mirror and think how American imperialism is making us enemies throughout the world. I.S.I.S did not even exist until the united States unlawfully attacked Iraq, despite not being sanctioned by the United Nations and the international community. Since the beginning of the war, hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis have died as collateral damage and many of the Sunnis who held government positions were disenfranchised by the U.S and it’s puppet regime.
So yes, we must stop Islamic extremism, as soon as we stop American and western Imperialism, or the cycle of violence will never end.
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