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Turkish President Recites Muslim Prayer at the Hagia Sophia
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Posted on 04/01/2018 5:50:58 PM PDT by marshmallow
STANBUL Turkey's president has recited an Islamic prayer in the Hagia Sophia, a historic Istanbul landmark that has become a symbol of interfaith and diplomatic tensions.
Speaking for an art festival opening Saturday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recited the Quran's first verse, dedicating the prayer to the "souls of all who left us this work as inheritance, especially Istanbul's conqueror."
The Hagia Sophia was built during the 6th century Christian Byzantine Empire and served as the seat of the Greek Orthodox Church. It was converted into an imperial mosque with the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul in 1453.
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posted on 04/01/2018 5:55:26 PM PDT
(The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
Keep your filthy allah out of that church.
posted on 04/01/2018 5:58:37 PM PDT
by Bigg Red
(FranciNoys is a Nincompope.)
Birds of a feather . . .
It is said that in the final moments before Mehmet II's soldiers smashed their way into the sanctuary of Hagia Sophia, that some of the priests seized up the most sacred of the vessels off the altar and fled to a wall that opened up with a secret door. And so the holiest chalices were spared from desecration by the infidels.
They will remain hidden there until the day that Hagia Sophia once again becomes a church and is dedicated to service toward Christ.
posted on 04/01/2018 6:22:28 PM PDT
by Ciaphas Cain
(Progressives are turning America into "Harrison Bergeron" as conceived by Ayn Rand.)
They slaughtered the Christians hiding there and at best enslaved the young women. The real evil “crusade”.
posted on 04/01/2018 6:22:49 PM PDT
(Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
and served as the seat of the Greek Orthodox Church.
Gotta love Fox news. LOL.
posted on 04/01/2018 6:42:20 PM PDT
Been there. Impressive building. Shame that the Muslims took it over. Can you imagine the outcry if the Israelis tried to turn a mosque into a synagogue?
posted on 04/01/2018 7:59:34 PM PDT
I see your muzzie mumbling and raise you an
Agios o Theos
Agios athanatos, eleison imas.
posted on 04/01/2018 8:14:23 PM PDT
The problem is a false religion named Islam and its stupid brain dead followers.
posted on 04/01/2018 8:56:04 PM PDT
Um there was a huge outcry when the Muslims took it over. That just happens to have been 565 years ago so you may have missed the news cycle.
posted on 04/01/2018 10:40:36 PM PDT
by Alter Kaker
(Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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The Three Amigos
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi, Russia November 22, 2017. (photo credit: SPUTNIK/MIKHAIL METZEL/KREMLIN VIA REUTERS)
posted on 04/02/2018 2:31:51 AM PDT
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It has long been a dream of mine to stand in the nave of that great church. Erdogan has gotten in the way......for now.
posted on 04/02/2018 2:56:43 AM PDT
by Jimmy Valentine
(DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
Erdy's aspiring dictator. He is got a uniform already but not the big hat and all the medals yet.
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