Ask the International Religious Freedom Caucus to issue a statement in support of Hagia Sophia

Daily reading of the Quran at Hagia Sophia? That's what Turkey is proposing:

On Monday, the Foreign Ministry in Athens condemned the decision by Turkish authorities to allow a daily reading from the Quran to be broadcast from Hagia Sophia during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, describing it as “verging on bigotry” and “not compatible with modern, democratic and secular societies.”

“Muslim rituals in a monument of world cultural heritage are incomprehensible and reveal a lack of respect for and connection with reality,” the statement said.

This is on top of the report last year that a commission in Turkish parliament is considering an application by citizens to turn the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque, the bill that has been introduced in parliament to restore Hagia Sophia to a "symbol of the Conquest of Istabul" and in November, and Turkey's deputy prime minister promising that the building would be "smiling" again as a mosque soon.

This is unacceptable. 

Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica which served as the seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. When the Ottomans conquered Constantinople, it was converted into a mosque but was eventually opened as a museum on February 1, 1935. We have already delivered over 25,000 signatures to UNESCO against the proposed status change. Sign this petition asking the International Religious Freedom Caucus in Congress to issue a statement against the creeping conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. 

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3846 4 months ago Mariketi Anastasopoulos Cherry Hill NJ, , US
3845 4 months ago Kathy Coomar Watford, , GB
3844 9 months ago Maria ,
3843 9 months ago Ingrid Benedikt Haren / Ems, , DE
3842 9 months ago Angelo Stamboulakis Templestowe Lower, , AU
3841 11 months ago Philip Kane Pilot Grove, , US Please do whatever possible to salvage whatever shreds are left of the secular vision of Ataturk!
3840 1 year ago James Janos Jersey City, , US
3839 1 year ago Vesna Miladinovic Belgrade, , SP
3837 1 year ago Michail Stasinopoulos skokie, , US
3836 1 year ago Carole Haskell Walnut Creek, , US As a museum since 1935, Hagia Sophia , is a a UNESCO heritage site, Muslim rituals in a monument of world cultural significance is an affront to the entire world. Is there no action of condemnatio...
3835 1 year ago Alex Plegas Toronto, CA
3834 1 year ago Georgia Kyriacou Lake Forest, , US
3833 1 year ago Anonymous San Jose, , US
3832 1 year ago Anestis Melachrinos EAST HANOVER, , US
3831 1 year ago IOANNIS VLACHOS ATHENS, , GR AGIA SOFIA is a monument and a world symbol of Christianity cultural heritage.
3830 1 year ago Dimitrios Giannakoudis Sydney, AU
3829 1 year ago Anonymous Schererville, , US
3828 1 year ago Avy Violari Johannesburg, , ZA
3827 1 year ago Maria Georgountzou Athens, GR
3826 1 year ago Anonymous Bialystok, PL
3825 1 year ago Eleni Papapetrou Nicosia, CY
3824 1 year ago Trian Georgiadis Barcelona, , ES
3823 1 year ago Anonymous IT
3822 1 year ago Evelyn Hritcko Sugar Land, , US The Turkish government should not deny or crush the historical significance of Hagia Sophia. It was never built to become a mosque. The Turkish government has no respect or tolerance for the Christi...
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