New world Rebuke Old World
« on: Feb 7th, 2008, 9:29pm » BY SISTER SENECA

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful Most Gracious
Ezekiel, CH.20
33: As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you:
34: And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.
35: And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.
36: Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD.  
As-Salaam Alaikum
New worlds’ Rebuke of Old World
There is increasing modern scientific evidence that voyages brought syphilis back from the New World. Many of the crew members who served on those voyages later joined the army of King Charles VIII in his invasion of Italy in 1495 resulting in the spreading of the disease across Europe and as many at 5 million deaths.
Disease and population loss
The European and Asian lifestyle included a long history of sharing close quarters with domesticated animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, goats, horses, and various domesticated fowl, which had resulted in epidemic diseases unknown in the Americas. Thus the large-scale contact with Europeans after 1492 introduced novel germs to the indigenous people of the Americas.  
Epidemics of smallpox (1518, 1521, 1525, 1558, 1589), typhus (1546), influenza 1558, diphtheria (1614) and measles 1618 swept ahead of initial European contact, killing between 10 million and 112 million people, about 95% to 98% of the indigenous population. This population loss and the cultural chaos and political collapses it caused greatly facilitated both colonization of the land and the conquest of the native civilizations.
Smallpox was particularly successful in virgin populations. The Spanish inadvertently owe much of their success in conquering the Aztecs and Incas in Mexico in the 16th century to smallpox. Unlike the Spanish, the native Indians had no immunity to the disease, having never encountered it before. It wiped out huge numbers of them. A century later the North American Indians suffered a similar devastation. In the 18th century smallpox decimated the aborigines when it reached Australia, the last corner of the world to have escaped its ravages.

Let us give praise for the coming of our God Allah, Who came in the person of Master Fard Muhammad.

Re: New world Rebuke Old World
« Reply #1 on: Feb 7th, 2008, 9:30pm »

Introduction of smallpox to America quite rapidly depleted the population. For example, the Spanish attempted to settle Hispanola for sugar cane plantation in 1509. By 1518 every single one of the estimated 2.5 million aboriginals had perished, and the labour population had to be restored with African slaves.
Hispanola (modern Haiti and the Dominican Republic) were the first site of European contact. Exposure to smallpox during early Spanish attempts to convert the population into plantation slavery exterminated all 2.5 million inhabitants. They were replaced by African slaves, and this process was repeated throughout the New World for decades to varying degrees.
For those readers who may be interested, there are two good references on this topic: Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer winning Guns, Germs, and Steel and William H. McNeill’s Plagues and Peoples. These authors investigate the natural question of why European diseases so utterly devastated Amerinds, but no American diseases seriously threatened Europe’s populations.
Cortes introduced smallpox in 1520 during his unsuccessful assault on Techotitlan, the Aztec capital, now Mexico City. He had retreated to the coast and was surprised to find no retribution force following. After a few months he sent spies to the capital who reported widespread smallpox, and he returned to conquer the Aztecs in a matter of a few weeks, and established himself as their new god and emperor. The Aztecs, possibly originally as numerous as 20 million, were thus subjugated to Spain by Cortes’ 300 conquistadors.
weapons alone can’t account for the breathtaking speed with which the indigenous population of the New World were completely wiped out.
Within just a few generations, the continents of the Americas were virtually emptied of their native inhabitants – some academics estimate that approximately 20 million people may have died in the years following the European invasion – up to 95% of the population of the Americas.
No medieval force, no matter how bloodthirsty, could have achieved such enormous levels of genocide. Instead, Europeans were aided by a deadly secret weapon they weren’t even aware they were carrying: Smallpox.
So where does this deadly disease come from, and why was it linked to Europeans?
For thousands of years, the people of Eurasia lived in close proximity to the largest
variety of domesticated mammals in the world – eating, drinking, and breathing in the germs these animals bore. Over time, animal infections crossed species, evolving into new strains which became deadly to man. Diseases like smallpox, influenza and measles were in fact the deadly inheritance of the Eurasian farming tradition – the product of thousands of years spent farming livestock.
These epidemic Eurasian diseases flourished in dense communities and tended to explode in sudden, overwhelming spates of infection and death. Transmitted via coughing, sneezing and tactile infection, they wreaked devastation throughout Eurasian history – and in the era before antibiotics, thousands died.
But not everyone.
With each epidemic eruption, some people survived, acquiring antibodies and immunities which they passed on to the next generation. Over time, the population of Europe gained increased immunity, and the devastating impact of traditional infections decreased.
Yet the people of the New World had no history of prior exposure to these germs. They farmed only one large mammal – the llama – and even this was geographically isolated. The llama was never kept indoors, it wasn’t milked and only occasionally eaten – so the people of the New World were not troubled by cross-species viral infection. allpox/history.html
As-Salaam Alaikum

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