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Are Minarets the ‘Bayonets of Islam’?

Recent events in Switzerland have sparked a big debate. Here is just one I found online… In a public gathering in 1998, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leader of the ruling Islamist party and current Prime Minister of Turkey, recited: “The mosques are our … Continue reading

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“Better Turks than Latins!” – The Aftermath and the New City

Mehmet had now achieved the goal that for centuries had been the sacred duty of the faithful to capture the Christian capital. Born during a plague that had killed two of his brothers, he was the third son of a … Continue reading

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A View of Hagia Sophia

I was looking through my photo’s of Istanbul and found these two pictures. One shows the immense size of Hagia Sophia, once the largest building in the world, and built in just five years! The second is a view across the rooftops of Hagia Sophia to the Blue Mosque. Go on, get away to Istabul! You will not be disappointed with the Queen of Cities. Continue reading

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