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Islamis Erdogan want to turn The historical Haga Sophia to a mosque

Haga Sophia should

  • Remain a museum

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • Be changed to a mosque

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • Return to its status as a Church

    Votes: 6 75.0%

  • Total voters
    8
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  • Thawra # Furoshima

    Thawra # Furoshima

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    Haga Sophia is one of the most important churchs in the history of Christianity
     
    Iron Maiden

    Iron Maiden

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    Its already a mosque what are you talking abt
     
    Iron Maiden

    Iron Maiden

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    Actually it is museum
    Ataturk Decision when he founded the modern secular republic in Turkey
    It has been a mosque for 600 years, its still a mosque now when u visit it, they just charge you for entering.

    If losing money makes him happy then let him go pray in it
     
    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

    Legendary Member
    It has been a mosque for 600 years, its still a mosque now when u visit it, they just charge you for entering.

    If losing money makes him happy then let him go pray in it
    I visited H.S. in May of 2001 - then there was no entry charge, I wasn't made to removed my shoes and I and my wife weren't separated.
    Inside it did not look like operating mosque, did things change since then?
     
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    Iron Maiden

    Iron Maiden

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    I visited H.S. in May of 2001 - then there was no entry charge, I wasn't made to removed my shoes and I and my wife weren't separated.
    Inside it did not look like operating mosque, did things change since then?
    Removing shoes isnt what really makes a mosque a mosque, HG is a mosque, turned into a museum by a guy who unferstood culture and economics. But it is still a mosque. It would be a shame to turnit back to a full fledged worship place but other than that nothing much would change
     
    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

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    Removing shoes isnt what really makes a mosque a mosque, HG is a mosque, turned into a museum by a guy who understood culture and economics. But it is still a mosque. It would be a shame to turn it back to a full fledged worship place but other than that nothing much would change
    "turn it back to a full fledged worship place" - that I am sure, but it also means that any place that has never been a mosque can too be turned into "full fledged worship place".

    Still, Erdogan's threats aside at the moment it is a museum.
     
    Jorje

    Jorje

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    For it become a mosque again they would have to remove/cover the mosaics. That is just not happening.
     
    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

    Legendary Member
    For it become a mosque again they would have to remove/cover the mosaics. That is just not happening.
    If my memory serves me correctly - mosaic is from the times when H.S. was a mosque. I think mosaics were painted/placed over Christian images.
     
    Jorje

    Jorje

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    If my memory serves me correctly - mosaic is from the times when H.S. was a mosque. I think mosaics were painted/placed over Christian images.
    No. The church is famous for its Christian mosaics and Ottomans simply put plaster over them until the 19th century when they were un/discovered again.
     
    Thawra # Furoshima

    Thawra # Furoshima

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    The Crusaders will not accept the attacks on Haga Sophia one of the most important religious church in the world
     
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