The reconversion of the Hagia Sophia

Renewed Islamic worship in an iconic church could set off the Gog-Magog War

On July 24, 2020, Turkey’s top imam, Ali Erbas, carried a long sword up the stairs of what used to be the largest church in the world. This ceremonial gesture marked Islam’s “rich history in conquest” and re-opened this iconic cathedral for Muslim worship.

Paintings of Jesus and the Virgin Mary were covered by white curtains as Muslim worshipers and Turk…

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