Skip to comments.Erdogan Floats Turning Former Cathedral HAGIA SOPHIA Into Mosque
Posted on 03/26/2019 1:47:34 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposed converting the fabled Hagia Sophia into a mosque on Sunday. The Greek government responded with anger on Monday, pointing out that the Hagia Sophia was the seat of Greek Orthodox Christianity for centuries and has been designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations.
Erdogan said during a television interview on Sunday that the Hagia Sophia might be reverted into a mosque, referring to the structures status as a mosque following the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 A.D. The Hagia Sophia was constructed as a relatively modest Greek Orthodox church in 360, was destroyed and rebuilt several times, and became the architectural marvel we know today in 537.
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I float the idea of turning Istanbul back into Constantinople.
I think it would be great if Israel should turn that stupid dome thing into a synagogue.
Did the Turks put a toilet on top of it yet?
That’s what the Muslims did to a lot of the churches and synagogues in the ME.
What a suprise. /S
Cool. Maybe we’ll turn Al Aqsa into an outhouse.
Muslims have done that to churches again and again. This is nothing new.
Damn, no more filming of James Bond action scenes in there.
What's next? Will he proclaim himself Caliph?
What would Mohammed do?
Greek Orthodox name doesn't particularly pertain to Greece, it is the church of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine), and was conducted in the Greek language. As you say, it should irk all Christians, and everyone who respects history. As Christians were offended when the Taliban blew up Buddhist statues, everyone should unite against this muslim extremism.
That would be a giant step backwards, wouldn’t it?
The Church of Scripture is His assembly, and not a physical building.
If this buildings future identity is museum, or mosque, or palace, it is not a spiritual loss.
In fact, it might shake the assembly into going back to what God said is important.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk closed Hagia Sophia as a mosque in 1935 and declared it a museum.
His drive to secularize Turkey is now being undone by the would be Sultan Erdogan.
If he converts it into a mosque, Turkey should be immediately expelled from NATO and permanently denied entry into the EU.
Never trust a Muslim!
So typical of a doctrinaire Moslem, wanting to conquer everything and all that.
At the rate they breed, it’s just a matter of time.
It has been a mosque for several hundred years.
To get the feeling of the place, Richard Haliburton got locked in at night and had it all to himself.
Wiki says they ceased using it as a mosque in 1931
All previous leaders of Turkey understood that to be a red line.
At the rate they breed and the rate Europeans capitulate!
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