Those familiar with our work are aware of our writings on the Hagia Sophia. We wanted to pass along this thought-provoking column by Monica Morrill published at American Thinker.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Allahu Akbar
By Monica Morrill
The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is immovable, guarded by four Islamic minarets as a Christian architectural prisoner. It was originally the Santa Sophia built as a Christian Orthodox Church to honor the Wisdom of God in 537, nearly a century before Islam was founded. 916 years later the Santa Sophia was seized by the Ottoman Turk leader Sultan Mehmed II, and converted into a mosque in 1453 for 478 years until 1931. All jeweled Christian imagery was covered while it housed Muslims worshipping Allah, their god. By 1935 it was turned into a museum the sparkling iconographic images of Christ the Son of God reemerged. Many are now petitioning Turkish President Erdogan to remove its status as a museum and return the Hagia Sophia into a mosque.
Similarly, the Washington National Cathedral joined the Hagia Sophia as a Christian hostage of grand architecture, a fortnight ago. Muslims invaded the Washington National Cathedral, a monument to Christianity, this time under the guise of “prayer” on November 14, 2014. The Muslim prayer was being planned in the Cathedral for 12 to 18 months. Whether the Dean of the Washington National Cathedral, Reverend Gary Hall of the Episcopal Church, knew it or not he was actually hosting the precise 100th anniversary of the declaration of Holy War by the Ottoman Empire as the Muslim Caliphate, which occurred on November 14, 1914. It was a bold declaration of Holy War by the Ottomans against the most powerful Christian nations of that time.
It is crucial to highlight history and specific dates, which are significant by the Ottoman tradition of Holy War. The 100th anniversary marked a deliberately disrespectful act by Mohammedan followers to the God of Abraham, Jacob and Moses – Jehovah God. Much to the chagrin of the interfaith leaders, Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God. Muslims view the God of Moses as inferior to the god of Mohammed.
Deliberate Denigration of the US Military and Christianity
As a further example of this assault by Muslims, one of the standard prayers of the Muslims was given at the ramp ceremony at the American Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan for the victims of the crash on Extortion 17 on August 7, 2011, which is highlighted in the book BETRAYED by Billy Vaughn. Thirty dead American warriors were insulted and damned to hell by an imam, as they lay lifeless in their coffins. Some of the caskets were even draped with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan flag, as the charred figures had not yet been individually identified, distinguishing the American from the Afghan men.
Part of the prayer by the imam during this ramp ceremony proceeded as follows, “…In the name of Allah the merciful forgiver, the companions of the fire [refers to infidels, those who are unbelievers] are not equal with the companions of heaven [refers to Muslims]. The companions of heaven [Muslims] are the winners. Had we sent this Koran to a mountain you would have seen the mountain prostrated in fear of Allah…”
The “mountain” refers to Mount Sinai and compares the Koran to the Ten Commandments Moses received from Yahweh or Jehovah, eluding that if the Koran were sent instead of the Ten Commandments the mountain itself would have bowed to the greater power of Allah rather than Jehovah. This is a subtle way for the Muslims to mock and insult the God of the Jews and Christians, yet this sort of mockery by the Muslims has been happening for centuries.