War (on) of Civilizations: From Hagia Sophia to Al-Ahmer Mosque

Hypocrisy Exposed : There was deafening silence when Israel converted historical Al-Ahmar Mosque into a bar

July 13, 2020
There is a worldwide condemnation over Turkey’s decision to convert the Byzantine-era monument Hagia Sophia back into a mosque.
Even Pope Francis on Sunday  joined an international chorus of condemnation of Turkey’s decision to convert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia landmark back into a mosque  saying “I think of Hagia Sophia, and I am very saddened,”
Earlier the Russian Orthodox Church expressed dismay at Turkey’s decision to revoke the museum status of Hagia Sophia, accusing it of ignoring voices of millions of Christians.
The European Union‘s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell called the decision “regrettable”.
“The ruling by the Turkish Council of State to overturn one of modern Turkey’s landmark decisions and President Erdogan’s decision to place the monument under the management of the Religious Affairs Presidency is regrettable,” he said in a statement.
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Historic mosque converted into nightclub in Israel

Apr. 16, 2019
In a controversial move that could draw the wrath of Arab countries, a centuries-old mosque in Israel has been converted into a bar and events hall, say reports. The 13th century Al Ahmar (Red) Mosque in Safad, northern Israel, was converted into a nightclub by a company linked to the municipality of Safad.
The move comes even as a Nazareth court has yet to pronounce its verdict on a lawsuit filed by  Khair Tabari, the secretary of a Palestinian Islamic endowment agency, requesting the handover of the mosque to the Islamic endowments.

“I felt dizzy when I noticed the vandalism inside the mosque, as can be seen by the remains of Qu’ranic verses which were removed from the pulpit and replaced by the Ten Commandments in Hebrew,” Tabari told London-based al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper.
Read more at www.theweek.in

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