The reconversion of the Hagia Sophia
Renewed Islamic worship in an iconic church could set off the Gog-Magog War
|Jimmy Evans||Jul 31|| 53||11|
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…