By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor
From a secular perspective, there is nothing particularly wrong with Turkey’s decision to return Hagia Sophia to its status as a mosque. After all, it WAS a mosque from 1453 to 1934, when the crypto-Jewish Donmeh Sabbatean tyrant Attaturk unilaterally secularized it as part of his genocide against Turkish Islam. (Attaturk’s atrocities were by far the worst cultural genocide in all of world history—he even went so far as abolishing the Turkish written script, which would be the equivalent of an American tyrant ordering the destruction of all English written in Roman script in favor of a new “American English” written in Arabic or Chinese characters!)
Attaturk burned some mosques, and turned others into stables full of horse dung. He tortured and killed a high proportion of Turkey’s leading Muslims, including most of the key Sufis.
Turkish Islam deserves trillions of dollars in reparations from the Rothschilds, the sponsors of Attaturk’s cultural genocide. But it does not need or deserve reparations from the Eastern Orthodox Christians! On the contrary, Turkish Islam needs to befriend and ally with Orthodox Christianity and take down the House of Rothschild.
From an Islamic religious perspective, Hagia Sophia should be a church, not a mosque. Muslims are enjoined by the Covenants of the Prophet to protect Christians and their houses of worship “until the end of time.” So the 1453 transformation of Hagia Sophia from a church to a mosque was un-Islamic and sinful. (Yes, I know the Christians often destroyed mosques or turned them into churches, and yes, the Grand Mosque of Cordoba should be turned back into a mosque—but two wrongs don’t make a right.)
The Islamic thing to do would be to return Hagia Sophia to the Christians. That would not only be morally right, but also send the right message: The Islamic Ummah is strong and confident enough to be generous.
Unlike some folks here at VT, I think Erdogan sometimes gets unfairly bashed. His neo-Ottomanism is not entirely a bad thing. Any way you slice it, it sure beats Attaturk/Rothschild genocide!
But when he makes a mistake, as when he joined the Zionist destruction of Syria, he needs to be called on it. Making Hagia Sophia a mosque is a huge mistake, as Sheikh Imran Hosein, the world’s leading Islamic eschatologist, points out in the video above.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.