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. 

1. Learn more and read the articles: Stand up for Hagia Sophia.

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3849 3.4 years ago Antonio Atzeni Latina, IT I request a statement demanding the protection of Hagia Sophia, world heritage site, in response to Turkey's plans to read daily from the Quran at Hagia Sophia.
3848 4.3 years ago Civil Acts Huntertown , , US
3847 4.7 years ago dimitrios cassimos alexandroupolis, , GR
3846 5.1 years ago Mariketi Anastasopoulos Cherry Hill, , US
3845 5.1 years ago Kathy Coomar Watford, , GB
3844 5.5 years ago Maria ,
3843 5.5 years ago Ingrid Benedikt Haren / Ems, , DE
3842 5.6 years ago Angelo Stamboulakis Templestowe Lower, , AU
3841 5.9 years ago James Janos Boston, , US
3839 6 years ago Michael Stasinopoulos Skokie, , US
3838 6 years 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...
3837 6 years ago Alex Plegas Toronto, CA
3836 6 years ago Georgia Kyriacou Lake Forest, , US
3835 6 years ago Anestis Melachrinos EAST HANOVER, , US
3834 6 years ago IOANNIS VLACHOS ATHENS, , GR AGIA SOFIA is a monument and a world symbol of Christianity cultural heritage.
3833 6 years ago Dimitrios Giannakoudis Sydney, , AU
3832 6 years ago Anonymous Schererville, , US
3831 6 years ago Avy Violari Johannesburg, , ZA
3830 6 years ago Maria Georgountzou Athens,, , GR
3829 6.1 years ago Triantafilos Georgiadis Cabré Barcelona, , ES
3828 6.1 years ago Anonymous IT
3827 6.1 years 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...
3826 6.1 years ago Antonia Paradise, , US All land, ancient ruins, and religious sites should stay in the hands of those who created/founded it!!!! No one should be able to steal other people's value!!!! barbarians!!!
3825 6.1 years ago Constantine saltis Marrar, , AU
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