Hagia Sophia: Turkic Fables vs. Historic Facts
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

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JULY 15, 2020 — Millions of Orthodox and other Christians around the world were either shocked, angered, and/or saddened to learn recently that Turkey has just approved the transformation of the Hagia Sophia museum—which was originally built, and for a millennium functioned, as an Orthodox cathedral—into a mosque. In a long speech rationalizing this decision, which he personally spearheaded, Turkish …

Raymond IbrahimHagia Sophia: Turkic Fables vs. Historic Facts
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

Extremist Islam Threatens Christians Across the Middle East
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — July 13, 2020 — International backlash is growing over Turkey’s decision this week to allow what was once a landmark church to be converted into a mosque.  While not as bloody (yet) as the purging of ancient Christian communities throughout the Middle East by ISIS and other Arab and Moslem extremists, Turkey is betting that it can …

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Turkey: Reliving the Glory/Gory Days of Jihad
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

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Turkey’s little remarked on but ongoing mistreatment of historic churches is increasingly reflective of that nation’s growing sense of Islamic supremacism. Before the Turks invaded it, Anatolia (present day Turkey) was an ancient Christian region; a large chunk of St. Paul’s epistles were sent to or dealt with its churches, including the seven of the Apocalypse.  With the Turks’ conquest, …

Raymond IbrahimTurkey: Reliving the Glory/Gory Days of Jihad
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Turkey Venerates Glory/Gory Days of Jihadi Rape and Slaughter
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

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It’s official: Turkey plans on converting the Hagia Sophia museum—for centuries, one of Christendom’s grandest basilicas—into a mosque. Although President Erdogan often tells Western/secular media that his decision is a sort of tit for tat—now a response to Israel’s treatment of Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque, now a response to European resistance to more Muslim migrants—the true significance behind his desire …

eHeziTurkey Venerates Glory/Gory Days of Jihadi Rape and Slaughter
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