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Turkey: Work Commences on 'Erdogan the Magnificent' Mosque
ANSA News ^ | 4/3/13

Posted on 04/04/2013 12:12:20 PM PDT by marshmallow

On hill over the Bosphorus, highest minarets in the world

(ANSAmed) - ANKARA, APRIL 3 - Polemics, accusations, and sarcasm have failed to put a damper on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's plans to build an enormous mosque towering over the Bosphorus.

The mosque will be gigantic, covering a surface area of some 15,000 square meters on the Camlica hill on Istanbul's Asian side, with another 250,000 square meters housing a park, museum, bar, restaurants, amusement park, and a terrace with a breathtaking view over the Bosphorus and Byzantine and Muslim Istanbul. Erdogan had announced the project a year ago, saying that the ''enormous'' mosque would be ''visible from anywhere in the city'' with ''the highest minarets in the world''.

In the eyes of opposition secularist Turks, Erdogan - who is referred to as 'the new sultan' by many - would like to leave his mark on the city in the tradition of the caliphs of the past. His mosque will be endowed with six minarets instead of two, a distinction of which thus far only Istanbul's famous Blue Mosque can boast.

''There are many places in Istanbul where a mosque could be built, but they want to send a message,'' Hurriyet was told by the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) MP Mehmet Ali Ediboglu. ''The message is that they want to build an Islamic republic in the place of the secular system. That's what they are doing, step by step''. Erdogan's Turkey cannot be said to be lacking in mosques.

(Excerpt) Read more at ansamed.ansa.it ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Islam; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: erdogan; islamofascism; islamofascists; turkey

1 posted on 04/04/2013 12:12:20 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
with ''the highest minarets in the world''.

"Drop your bombs between the minarets..."

2 posted on 04/04/2013 12:13:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

It will never outshine the glory that was Hagia Sophia.


3 posted on 04/04/2013 12:14:10 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: marshmallow

The home of the Islamic Anti Christ.


4 posted on 04/04/2013 12:14:28 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: marshmallow

Well, if this fool sends destroyers down against Israel as he has threatened (shades of Gog-Magog) it will become quite obvious how un-magnificent he really is.

Bad news, that could draw in NATO against Israel which would be a very, very bad idea going up against the God of Israel. It’s a guaranteed losing proposition.

Anyone remember when Turkey tried to invoke Article 5 in regards to Syria?


5 posted on 04/04/2013 12:14:44 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Ataturk is rolling over in his grave.


6 posted on 04/04/2013 12:15:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: marshmallow
Erdogan is playing a very foolish game. If the islamists take over the first thing that will go is his head. Then Turkey will slide backwards over 100 years in about 8 months.

For an example please see Iran.

7 posted on 04/04/2013 12:45:22 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: dfwgator

Shariff won’t like it.


8 posted on 04/04/2013 1:39:59 PM PDT by BlueDragon (stone the casbah, stone the casbah)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
Erdogan is playing a very foolish game. If the islamists take over the first thing that will go is his head. Then Turkey will slide backwards over 100 years in about 8 months. For an example please see Iran.

Erdogan is the one who is trying to islamize Turkey.

9 posted on 04/04/2013 5:16:14 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Once Turkey gets torn to pieces by the same kind of civil war seen in Lebanon and Syria, some jihadist bozos will level the place.

Thanks marshmallow.


10 posted on 04/04/2013 5:46:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Jimmy Valentine; SunkenCiv
Have to vent....If ya are to damn lazy to strap your kid into a carseat that takes two freaking seconds to do then don't drive by me or let me see it cuz I will say something good gawd lazy people and why set the kid on your lap or in the seat by you or better yet let him standup in the car but hey you'll be the first one to freakout when you wreck and the kid fly's through the window come on people take a second and buckle your kid in...Hmmmm...there was something that happened in Turkey 'bout a 100 years ago.
11 posted on 04/04/2013 5:53:51 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: marshmallow

Coastal “Turkey” is land stolen from Christians. Thanks for the effort.


12 posted on 04/04/2013 6:07:53 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: marshmallow

Anyone else thing that Erdogan wants to be Sultan and Caliph?


13 posted on 04/04/2013 6:13:46 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: marshmallow

In wanting to restore the glory days of the empire, is Erdogan/Turkey kind of like Putin/Russia? Wonder if Russia will plan some big new cathedral?


14 posted on 04/04/2013 7:11:28 PM PDT by married21
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To: bigheadfred; Jimmy Valentine

There will be a Russian-assisted dismantling of Turkey, just as there has been in Syria. Erdogan will play Assad and not succumb for some time.


15 posted on 04/04/2013 8:19:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: rmlew
Anyone else thing that Erdogan wants to be Sultan and Caliph?


That is exactly what he wants .

16 posted on 04/04/2013 8:57:42 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Lera
As the Chinese say,"It is easy to grab a tiger by the ears. The problem is how then to let go."

In almost every revolution, after the former government is overthrown, the first to get killed are the revolutionaries. Erdogam may wind up like Robespierre.

17 posted on 04/05/2013 8:23:50 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: SunkenCiv

The Russians still dream of controlling the Bosphorus and the Dardenelles and have since Peter The Great. If Turkey destabilizes, watch out.


18 posted on 04/05/2013 8:26:22 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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