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Erdogan Floats Turning Former Cathedral HAGIA SOPHIA Into Mosque
Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2019 | John Hayward

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 structure’s 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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This should not just irk Greece, this should irk all Christendom. Prayers that one day: Hagia Sophia be restored to the living cathedral it was designed to be, and that Istanbul be reverted back to its original identity: CONSTANTINOPLE.


1 posted on 03/26/2019 1:47:34 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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I float the idea of turning Istanbul back into Constantinople.


2 posted on 03/26/2019 1:51:07 PM PDT by PGR88
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I think it would be great if Israel should turn that stupid dome thing into a synagogue.


3 posted on 03/26/2019 1:51:28 PM PDT by fhayek
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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.


4 posted on 03/26/2019 1:51:43 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times)
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What a suprise. /S


5 posted on 03/26/2019 1:56:47 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ( "It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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Cool. Maybe we’ll turn Al Aqsa into an outhouse.


6 posted on 03/26/2019 1:58:11 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Muslims have done that to churches again and again. This is nothing new.


7 posted on 03/26/2019 2:04:28 PM PDT by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Damn, no more filming of James Bond action scenes in there.


8 posted on 03/26/2019 2:05:07 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I don't watch CNN for the same reason I don't drink from the toilet.)
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It was a mosque from after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople until Ataturk overthrew the Ottoman Empire. Erdogan seems intent on overthrowing Ataturk's vision of a modern, secular Turkey.

What's next? Will he proclaim himself Caliph?

9 posted on 03/26/2019 2:07:02 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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What would Mohammed do?


10 posted on 03/26/2019 2:07:11 PM PDT by windsorknot
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This should not just irk Greece

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.

11 posted on 03/26/2019 2:09:21 PM PDT by Wayne07
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That would be a giant step backwards, wouldn’t it?


12 posted on 03/26/2019 2:34:38 PM PDT by Romulus
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The Church of Scripture is His assembly, and not a physical building.

If this building’s 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.


13 posted on 03/26/2019 2:38:57 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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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!


14 posted on 03/26/2019 2:40:37 PM PDT by elcid1970 (My gun safe is saying, "Room for one more, honey!")
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So typical of a doctrinaire Moslem, wanting to conquer everything and all that.


15 posted on 03/26/2019 2:42:52 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Modern feminism: ALL MEN BAD!!!)
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TODAY THE HAGIA SOPHIA!
TOMORROW THE NOTRE DAME!
THE NEXT DAY THE SISTINE CHAPEL!

16 posted on 03/26/2019 2:43:20 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The Trump Revolution is the Resistance to the Decadence of Western Civilization.)
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At the rate they breed, it’s just a matter of time.


17 posted on 03/26/2019 2:44:41 PM PDT by Kalamata (Pt 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXF4ySJ7Xyc&list=PLrCQerz2L0If_VT4tw73RjhG5tBjdZfZy&index)
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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


18 posted on 03/26/2019 2:49:20 PM PDT by bert ( (KE. N.P. N.C. +12) Honduras must be invaded to protect America from invasion)
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All previous leaders of Turkey understood that to be a red line.


19 posted on 03/26/2019 2:49:21 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.”)
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At the rate they breed and the rate Europeans capitulate!


20 posted on 03/26/2019 2:51:54 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The Trump Revolution is the Resistance to the Decadence of Western Civilization.)
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