hagia.sofia.prayer.28.05.2015

Tusenvis av muslimer var lørdag samlet i bønn foran Hagia Sophia i Istanbul, med krav om at basilikaen igjen blir moske.

Det var Kemal Atatürk som i 1934 endret status til museum.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan og AKP-partiet har reversert sekulariteten som Atatürk innførte. Det er derfor et logisk skritt at islamistene krever at Hagia Sophia gjenåpnes som moske.

Men det vil ha en viktig symbolsk betydning. Det vil skje på bakgrunn av omfattende forfølgelse av kristne i kristendommens historiske kjerneområder.

Man kan ikke unnlate å tenke på at tyrkerne drepte 1,5 million armenere, fordi de var kristne.

Det er ikke fredelig sameksistens som ligger bak ønsket om å gjenåpne Hagia Sophia.

Møtet lørdag ble holdt på 563-årsdagen for ottomannernes erobring av Konstantinopel.

The prayer was performed by Murat Mustafa el-Hasan, a Hedjaz imam, and the prayer was followed by slogans for the opening of Hagia Sophia.

The head of Anatolian Youth Association, Salih Turhan, said that they are hoping to perform prayers inside Hagia Sophia.

“Hagia Sophia, which was turned into a museum in 1934, should serve as a mosque again because the decision was fait accompli without public’s will,” he said.

The head of Istanbul district of Anatolian Youth Association, Ali Uğur Bulut, said that they are celebrating the conquest with longing for Hagia Sophia.

“Keeping Hagia Sophia closed is becoming the target of 80 million Muslims’ curse. Hagia Sophia will be opened again,” Bulut said.

Originally built as a Christian basilica in the 6th sixth century during the Byzantium Empire, Hagia Sophia is currently on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. It was a church for 916 years.

Hagia Sophia remained a keystone of Orthodox Christianity until 1453, when Istanbul was conquered by the Ottoman Turks under Sultan Mehmet II. Sultan Mehmet ordered the Hagia Sophia to be converted into a mosque as a symbol of Ottoman victory, and it served as a mosque for 482 years.

 

http://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/thousands-perform-conquest-prayer-in-front-of-hagia-sophia-2472687

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