I have been informed of a large body of Bani Israil (children of Israel) in west Africa that were well recorded by Muslim historians and chroniclers. According to the Tarikh al sudan and the Tarikh al fatash there was a great many Bani Israil in west Africa and many other historians also state the many Bani Israil migrated south into Africa after the Roman judaen war of 70 ad and that many Judaen communities who lived in Egypt and Libya migrated deeper into the interior of Africa.
Many Muslim scholars have told me that the European Ashkenazi jews living in Israel today are not descendants of the Bani Israil but that the European Jews are descendants of Khazar converts whom converted to Talmudic Judaism around the 800 ad.
Also an Israeli geneticist Dr. Eran Elhaik has confirmed the "khazar theory" with over an 11year DNA research of the Ashkenazi Jewish DNA and origins and his findings confirm their Khazar origins. The "khazar theory" has also been confirmed by another Israeli scientist Dr Ariella Oppenheim.
I have been told by Muslim scholars that the so called Negroes in America are descendants of the jews of Bilad al Sudan and were taken as slaves out of Africa and therefore the Negroes are Bani Israil but became disconnected from their heritage through slavery.
Interestingly majority of the so called African Americans are for the most part from the IBO (Igbo) people and the IBO people of west Africa have been traced to the Israelite tribes of Gad, Zebulon, Manasseh Ephraim and Judah. There are many Rabbi's and the state of Israel showing interest in them and studying them. There is a documentary on the subject. Several editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica in 1929 connect the Igbo people to Gad. A Torah commentary on Sh’mot in 1922 made the Igbo-Gad connection also.
This has also been put forward by Christians as well.
Anglican Missionary G.T. Basden, the first to minister to the Igbo wrote many books which claimed and connected the Igbos to the tribes of Israel.
Are the Negroes that were taken out of west Africa into slavery descendants of the jews of bilad al Sudan and are bani Israil?
Do any Islamic scholars have answers about this?