The First Muslims In the West were African

The Trans Atlantic Slave trade saw miillions of FREE people captured and forcefully taken to North and South America and the Caribean Islands and made into Slaves. It is said that between 40-60% of those taken were of Muslim Heritage….and if we look at the region of West Africa today where most of them were captured from we can understand that is a true estimation…..However let us also not forget that Muslims from the same West African region built ships and sailed across the Atlantic 500 years BEFORE Christiopher Columbus….and 500 years before any European arrive there