“The Ottomon Turks were the first to walk on the surface of the moon, not Neil Armstrong,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, yesterday, during an iftar dinner. Erdoğan claimed that Muslim explorers reached the Moon several hundred years before the beginning of the U.S. Apollo space program, vowing to build a mosque “in the crater” where they landed. (So where’s the mosque? Did the Zionists put up a blockade preventing Turkish construction materials from reaching the moon?)
Sorry, Youtube has removed the video where he made this statement:
World News Daily Report “It is alleged that the first man to walk on the moon was Neil Armstrong in 1969,” Erdoğan said. “In fact, Muslim space explorers reached our satellite 334 years before that, in 1635. Everyone knows the story of the famous aviator, Lagâri Hasan Çelebi, the “Ottoman Rocket Man”, who made the first successful manned rocket flight in 1633. What you might not know, is that he attempted to reach the moon, two years later, and could very well have succeeded!”
He slammed the skeptics for mocking his claims, adding that he would soon have the proofs to back his claims.
“Why do you not believe it? Because you’ve never believed that a Muslim can do such a thing, just like you’ve never believed that our ancestors could manage to launch ships in the Golden Horn after transporting them across land,” Erdoğan said, referring to Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II’s conquest of Istanbul in 1453. “This claim is not new. A number of academics in Turkey and in the rest of the world have made this claim, and I believe they are right. NASA may have destroyed most of the physical evidence of the Ottoman’s success during the Apollo 11 mission, but we’ll try to find any evidence that might have escaped the cover up.”
Here’s a video of Erdogan claiming Muslims discovered America: