The World Speaks Out in Opposition as Turkey Begins Conversion of Historic Hagia Sophia to a Muslim Mosque

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The World Speaks Out in Opposition as Turkey Begins Conversion of Historic Hagia Sophia to a Muslim Mosque | American Center for Law and Justice

As Turkey has already begun to re-appropriate a historic Christian church into a mosque, multiple world and religious leaders – including Islamic groups – are raising their voices, decrying the conversion of the holy site.

Turkey Orders Historic 1,500-Year-Old Christian Church – Hagia Sophia – Be Reconverted From a Museum Into a Functioning Islamic Mosque | American Center for Law and Justice

Turkey’s President Erdoğan just ordered a historic 1,500-year-old Christian church be reconverted from a Museum into a functioning Islamic mosque. Hagia Sophia (named after God’s Holy Wisdom) in its original form was built by Emperor Constantine as a Christian church sometime around the year 537AD, about 500 years after Christ himself walked among us.