The Tartarian Revisionists: The White-washing of the Moorish Empire
Compiled by Aummanuel Da'muur Bey
The Moorish paradigm has been infiltrated and hijacked by new-age revisionists that seek to carry out an inquisition against Moorish Science. These agent provocateurs employ misinformation to change the very trajectory of the movement in order to alter the mentality of the people by injecting new terminologies and designations that whitewash the truth.
The idea of "whitewashing" is nothing new. The term denotes a "deliberate attempt to conceal unpleasant or incriminating facts about (someone or something)." Many scholars have proven and shown that Academia would undoubtedly prefer to ignore or whitewash the most disturbing aspect of history, especially when regarding Moors.
Today, a new type of whitewashing has presented itself in the guise of the so-called "Truther Movement." But in reality, this movement and its various sects (MudFlood conspiracies, Aboriginal Movement, Hebrew Israelite Doctrines, and Tartarian Empire) are all devices of "Historical Revisionism."
The overall premise of this grand reset and remixing of Moorish legacy is to supplant it with an alternative history. The vast, technologically advanced “Moorish” empire, emanating from north-central-south America across the great Atlantic Ocean to civilize and build vast cities and infrastructure all over the world has now become "Aboriginal," "Tartarian" or designated as "India Superior."
In later discussions I will address the terms "Aboriginal" and "Israelite," but for now let us address the terms "India Superior" and "Tartarian." We shall begin by first examining the historical inception of the term "India Superior" dating to the age of European discovery. It is this period where we find the usage of geographical and ethnological generalizations.
In the book "Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools / Historical Background" by Dan Eshet, we find the following chapter entitled "The Invention of the “Indian” in which we read: "Since the classical age, when the Greek and Roman cultures flourished, Europeans have been fascinated by people who lived elsewhere: populations unknown outside Europe. First, the Europeans called them barbaric; later, when Europe became Christian, they were referred to as pagans; later still, Europeans called them uncivilized. With little communication and minimal travel options, news about Asians, Africans, and later the people of the Americas traveled slowly. Where source information lagged or lacked, the European imagination filled in the gaps with misconceptions and stereotypes. Soon the language describing non-Europeans began to take both negative and romantic tones, reflecting Europeans’ anxieties about the people who lived elsewhere."
The geographical exploration of the late Middle Ages eventually led to what today is known as the "Age of Discovery": a loosely defined European historical period, from the 15th century to the 18th century, that witnessed extensive overseas exploration emerged as a powerful factor in European culture and globalization. Many lands previously unknown to Europeans were discovered during this period, though most were already inhabited, and, from the perspective of non-Europeans, the period was not one of discovery, but one of invasion and the arrival of settlers from a previously unknown continent.
At this period of time, it should be noted that to most Europeans the new world was long believed to be a vast southward extension of Asia. In fact, "India Superior" was designated a Peninsula or region which formed the eastern shore of the Great Gulf (Gulf of Thailand) east of the Golden Chersonese (Malaysia). This term had replaced the terminology of "unknown lands" which Ptolemy and others had employed.
History is generally told from the perspective of European colonialists who during their age of discovery had ventured into unknown lands until then only rumored to exist in old folktales and legends. The term "India Superior" was utilized geographically to demonstrate those fantastical regions yet unknown to them.
It's known that Asia was once considered as a part or extension of the region of "India," which, since antiquity, was a general name for the farthest regions to the east of Europe, sometimes including the eastern parts of Africa. Following Ptolemys second-century "Geographica," newly translated into Latin, this region was from the 15th century named "India beyond the Ganges" (I'inde au dela Gange, India extra gangem) as the eastern counterpart to India intra gangem. In the 18th century, "Farther India (Inde Ulterieure), "Further India," or "Exterior India" were also common appellations. These terms may have come from Arab terminology, since Arab geographers had long regarded this area as the farther reaches of al-Hind (India).
The Europeans being some of the least skilled in navigation, least experienced cartographers and geographers have presented some of the world's most inaccurate and unreliable maps. Most notably the 1569 Mercator world map which depicts Asia (India Superior) connected to N. America and the 1531 map of Asia Major as North America by Orontius Fine that also illustrates this inaccuracy. Many others have demonstrated similar inconsistencies while some have shifted landmasses and places from one regional locality to others due to their lack of these places.
Jack D. Forbes in his "The American Discovery of Europe" tells of an interesting map by Sebastian Munster (16th century) in which the mapmaker: "places India superior to the northeast of Cathay and Quinay and far north of the island Zipangni (Cipango). Thus, the notion is set forth that upper India includes all of east Asia. Justifiably, then, the Chinese and Japanese as well as the Indonesians("Indo"-nesians) could all be considered Indians, and were called thus by the Spaniards and others."
We further read that: "other mapmakers shifted Cathay back to a separate Asia, as did Leonardo da Vinci (ca. 1515) with Zipugna (Cipango), Terra Florida, Haiti, and so on, as islands located to the north of a large island-continent of south America (labeled "America"). A very similar map by Lenox (ca. 1512) shows India superior in the area of China, but otherwise is quite similar to da Vinci's. Essentially, Cathay or India superior were opposite Ireland and Europe (although at quite some distance). Other mapmakers, such as Roselli (1506) also had the Provincia Kathay located in northern Asia."
Let us return to the geographical term of unknown land, it is quite interesting to note that this geographical designation of "unknown land/territory" was also anciently attributed to Tartary, the huge unknown hinterland of Eurasia.
Barbara Sherno in her book "It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now: How to Create Your Second Life at Any Age," tells us that: "In 1935 there was no such place as Tartary. In fact, there's never been such a place. The name was coined in the West, and it meant “out there somewhere, where all the Tartars are,” describing distant, unknown lands almost no one in the West had ever seen. Fleming adds a short afternote admitting that Tartary isn't strictly a geographical term and that "...it has come nowadays to be applied, if it is applied at all, chiefly to Sinkiang..."
From the "St. Thomas's Hospital Reports, Volume 17" we extract a reference excerpt that makes mention of the Mussulman chronicles which unmistakably record the "Land of Darkness," by which they meant the unknown regions in the north of Asia (Tartary).
Wikipedia states that: "Tatary (Татария) was a blanket term used in Western European literature and cartography for a vast part of Asia bounded by the Caspian Sea, the Ural Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and the northern borders of China and India at a time when this region was largely unknown to European geographers."
"Tartary" and to a lesser extent "India Superior" were not countries, but rather a European name for a region poorly understood by Europeans. According to the Bulgarians, we find that Tartary simply means "territory." Territory that has no name for the people who made the maps.
Tartary (english) = Тартария (slavic)
Bulgarian: Територия (Teritoria) = Territory (english). "Grande Tartary" = Big Territory.
Russian: Tерритория (Territoria) = Territory (english)
Serbian: Tериторија (Teritoridja)
Belarus: Тэрыторыя (Teritoria),
Ukraine: Територія (Teritoria)
These regions of "unexplored land" or territories were called Tartary. It is simple and clear that unknown or undiscovered "Territory" = "Tartary."
For instance, maps showing "Chinese Tartary" = "Chinese Territory." And those maps signifying "Greater and Lesser Tartaria" as shown employs similar meaning. The "greater" signifies physically bigger and "lesser" physically smaller in comparison to each other. And so, "Greater and Lesser Tartaria" simply referred to larger and smaller geographical territories the map makers knew nothing about.
It should be noted that the people drafting the map were not the same people who explored the land. Most maps were either drawn upon 'earlier maps' and or based upon 'written accounts' made by people said to have explored the areas being mapped. And so, many areas were not actually physically explored by the people supposedly explored but instead, they had a chat with the locals and drew conclusions from this.
Another fact needed to be inserted, it must be noted the various types of maps in use during the age of discovery were not all viable nor reliable, such as the "Ordinance Survey" that was used for navigating. Then there were "Atlas Maps" which were useful for reinforcing the idea of 'where' places were relative to each other on 'the globe'. And the final category of maps is at times classified as "Decorative Maps" designed to show off the artistic side of cartography with absolutely no use for navigation purposes.
In Latin, we find that "terra" [´terə] = Land. And "Terra incognita" = unknown country, unexplored area, unstudied subject. By calling the uncharted areas Tartary or Tartaria (i.e. 'territory') they were indicating that they didn't know anything about them except their general location.
The ignorance surrounding Tartary's use as a place name has spawned conspiracy theories on the internet including ideas of a "hidden past" and "mudflood". Such theories contend, falsely, that Tartary (or "Tartaria") was a lost civilization with advanced technology and culture. This ignores the well-documented history of Asia, which Tartary refers to. However, the Moorish Empire which has been largely neglected and whitewashed over the years by academic scholars and the likes is now subject to further historical revisionism by this term "Tartarian."
Again these early maps being used to suggest N. America was Tartary or India Superior are the works of lesser skilled cartographers who knew little of these regions. Also, recall that India superior as was Tartary were geographical terms used to designate lands unknown to the European mapmakers and explorers with the least knowledge of navigation and geography.
Before moving forward, let us insert information relative to the topic at hand. Another geographical term in likeness to Tartary is the term, Barbary. This English term "Barbary" referred mainly to the entire Berber lands including non-coastal regions, deep into the continent, as seen in European geographical and political maps published during the 17–20th centuries. Also of note is the fact that native Berbers of North Africa were among the many peoples called "Barbarian" by the early Romans. The difference between the terms Tartary and Barbary stems from the fact that the Europeans were very well familiar with those whom they designated as barbarians. They had knowledge of these lands and its inhabitants.
Another thought concerning historical revisionism, let me remind the reader that the climax of the age of discovery highlighted the colonization of the Americas after the 1492 fall of Moorish Granada. Perhaps the best illustration of European colonization can be referenced in "Dum Diversas," a papal bull issued on 18 June 1452 by Pope Nicholas V. It authorized Afonso V of Portugal to conquer 'Saracens' and 'pagans' and consign them to "perpetual servitude".
It explicitly states: "We grant you by these present documents, with our Apostolic Authority, full and free permission to invade, search out, capture, and subjugate the "Saracens" and pagans and any other unbelievers and enemies of Christ wherever they may be, as well as their kingdoms, duchies, counties, principalities, and other property [...] and to reduce their persons into perpetual servitude."
This document of Dum Diversas is essentially "geographically unlimited" in its application, perhaps the most important papal act relating to Portuguese colonization. It grants colonial inquisitors and Jesuits alike to invade and conqueror the moors and all their domains...meaning the "Moorish Empire." These Moorish kingdoms, duchies, counties, and principalities were relatively unknown regions to Europeans until after colonization.
It is from these colonial cartographers that arise new placenames and geographical designations in the age of discovery. And today modern revisionists use these inaccurate colonial maps to whitewash Moorish History by employing misinformation by way of memes and bad scholarship.
Prophet Noble Drew Ali tells us in the "Circle 7: Holy Koran" Chapter XLVII (47) that: "6. The Moabites from the land of Moab who received permission from the Pharaohs of Egypt to settle and inhabit North-West Africa; they were the founders and are the true possessors of the present Moroccan Empire. With their Canaanite, Hittite, and Amorite brethren who sojourned from the land of Canaan seeking new homes."
He further elaborates that: "7. Their dominion and inhabitation extended from North-East and South-West Africa, across great Atlantis even unto the present North, South, and Central America and also Mexico and the Atlantis Islands; before the great earthquake, which caused the great Atlantic Ocean."
The dominions of the Moorish Empire as outlined by Noble Drew Ali defines a global ascendancy with many provinces and territories under its governance.
The “Moorish” empire influenced and built vast cities and infrastructure all over the world. Queen Vallahra Bey was the first to suggest that its great buildings were buried, and its history was erased. She believed that after this “great reset,” the few surviving examples of Moorish architecture were falsely recast as the work of contemporary builders who could never have executed buildings of such grace and beauty and subjected them to clumsy alterations.
The remnants of Moorish buildings are indeed the keys to a hidden past, clandestinely obscured by European colonialists who sought to subject Moors to perpetual slavery.
These pre-modern buildings that have been venerated are sometimes said to be more than 1,000 years old. Moorish architecture has been covertly labeled anything but Moorish. This architectural science has been designated anything that’s particularly ornate and pre-modern, and Colonial encompassing many Western styles: Classical, Beaux-Arts, gothic or Romanesque, Moorish Revival, Medieval, Neoclassical, Tutor, Mauresque, and Islamic. Such architecture is distinguished by columns, domes, towers, rose windows, arch openings, muqarnas, water fountains, renaissance symmetry & visual perfection this style was once attributed to Rome & Greece.
Evidence suggests that perhaps the same architectural knowledge that built the Capitol in Washington had built the pyramids in Egypt. Indeed Moorish Science can be found throughout covering the four corners of the world.
American cities of the 19th century in particular are often rich with Moorish appropriation, especially State capitol buildings, city halls, museums, hotels, churches, and even college buildings are frequently designed with the tracings of palaces of ancient Moorish architecture rather than Gilded Age municipal buildings. Examples of this Moorish architecture would be:
The Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines
The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank
The Chicago Federal Building
St. Paul's Cathedral
The Singer Building in New York City
Chicago's the Palace of the Arts
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Palace of Fine Arts of San Francisco
More intriguing is the fact that many have postulated that some of the architecture of the world fairs and expositions were remnants of the Moorish Empire. Perhaps most notable were:
The Chicago World's Fair of 1893
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904
San Francisco's 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition.
Omaha, Nebraska's Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition
1901 Buffalo World's Fair
The St. Louis world fair of 1904
A final thought concerning the historical revisionism of the Moorish Empire into Tartarian or India Superior proxy doppelganger copies. With the application and adoption of fictitious and straw man terminology; whitewashing is easily employed to change the direction of history and dire consequences arise no different from the adoption of Ethiopianism which argued that the Ethiopian nation was one of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world residing on three continents and claim that some of the first examples of organized religious festivals, solemn assemblies and other forms of worship evolved in Ethiopia. However, the word Ethiopia became solely associated with Africa as opposed to a line of demarcation or geographical term denoting various regions. This change in meaning and definition opened the way for Moors to become Ethiopians or Africans solely designated as descendants of the continent of Africa.
All words have meanings and those meanings convey the power to alter and change functionality. Noble Drew Ali was very clear in his duty as a prophet is to save nations from the wrath of Allah. Prophet Noble Drew Ali came to warn and redeem the Moors of America from their sinful ways.
Noble Drew Ali imparted the keys of salvation to uplift his people by teaching them the Truth-the truth as to their creed, and the truth as to their customs and divine inheritance. He declared: "I the Prophet was prepared by the Great God Allah to warn my people to repent from their sinful ways and go back to that state of mind to their forefathers Divine and National principles that they will be law abiders and receive their divine right as citizens according to the free national constitution that was prepared for all free national beings. They are to claim their own free national name and religion."
Noble Drew Ali taught that we were of Moorish origins as Moorish-Americans but had our Moslem identity stripped and taken away from us through slavery and racial segregation by the adoption of fictitious slave terms such as: "NBCs" (Negro, Black, and Colored). We must also be mindful of such terms as "Tartarian," "Aboriginal," "Indian," etc. Noble Drew Ali warned about those coming in the guise of your brother but seeking to deceive you. He declared: “Be careful Moors, some of your own will put you back into slavery.”
Noble Drew Ali also forewarned about foreigners teaching Moors in opposition to what he had imparted upon Moors. The Holy Prophet told the Moors, “Don’t let none of those foreign Moslems get up in your rostrum.” Be cautious of allowing foreign Moslems to teach or speak to an audience in our temples; they are indeed seeking to supplant you in order to steal your inheritance. They are the ones teaching you to be other than self and kind. They are the agent provocateurs encouraging you to be "Tartarian," "Aboriginal," or "Indian," while they silently proclaim your nationality and divine inheritance.