Skip to comments.[Turkey's] Top Court Declares Hagia Sophia a Mosque
Posted on 07/09/2020 5:54:37 PM PDT by marshmallow
Vatican silent as verdict triggers geopolitical tremors
ISTANBUL (ChurchMilitant.com) - In a historic verdict, Turkey's top court has returned the world's greatest Byzantine basilica to its previous status as a mosque after it abolished President Atatürk's 1934 decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a museum.
Turkey's highest administrative court, the Council of State, reached a unanimous verdict declaring that president Kemal Atatürk's cabinet had no right to turn Hagia Sophia into a museum as part of his secularist reforms and has rendered the decision unlawful.
The court is expected to deliver its judgment Friday, but Turkish journalist Mehmet Ardıç, a close advisor of the current radical Islamic president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, broke the news Wednesday. "The countdown has begun," he tweeted.
Numan Kurtulmuş, deputy chairman of Turkey's governing Justice and Development Party (AKP), told Turkish media that on July 15, or even earlier, Hagia Sophia will be opened as a mosque "for prayer." The ruling was also confirmed by the popular Turkish history Twitter channel Ottoman Records.
A Sign of Continued Jihad?
Emperor Justinian the Great dedicated the Church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople to the Wisdom of God in 537. Sultan Mohammed II conquered Constantinople and converted the basilica into a mosque in 1453.
Speaking to Church Militant, world-renowned Islamic historian Robert Spencer pointed out that under the radical Islamic rule of president Erdoğan, the ruling was not at all surprising.
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Don’t worry, nothing will be done about it.
(Not. Decision was never in doubt.).
Ok Russia, you know what to do.
Yes, anyone who ever watched “Midnight Express” knows how those Turkish courts are.
Everyone knows that Hagia Sofia was originally built as a mosque during the reign of Islamic ruler Justinian. And Al Quds was muslim long before the Jews came and renamed it Jerusalem. /s
I know it was the time of “The Great Game”, but maybe Britain should have let Russia have at it with the Ottomans during the Crimean War.
My Grampa fought them in WWI. He said they were pretty mean and carried those Muslim swords.
The court is expected to deliver its judgment Friday, but Turkish journalist Mehmet Ardic, a close advisor of the current radical Islamic president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, broke the news Wednesday. "The countdown has begun," he tweeted.
Seems like a good fake journalist to make an example of.
From Gibbons Decline And Fall, after describing the Muslim taking of Hagia Sophia:
At the same hour a similar rapine was exercised in all the churches and monasteries, in all the palaces and habitations, of the capital; nor could any place, however sacred or sequestered, protect the persons or the property of the Greeks. Above sixty thousand of this devoted people were transported from the city to the camp and fleet, exchanged or sold according to the caprice or interest of their masters, and dispersed in remote servitude through the provinces of the Ottoman empire.
Time to retake Constantinople.
It happened before under the Ottoman Empire.
> Time to retake Constantinople <
Heres a little-known fact. Constantinople was retaken! The victorious WW I Allies took over the city in November of 1918. It was then occupied for almost five years. That would have been a perfect time to cede the city to Greece. But no. In 1923 Constantinople was returned to the Turks.
Blow the damned thing up.
Originally a Catholic Church.
But first, let’s take NYNY.
First, we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin!
(So do wars).
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