The Palestinian terrorist organisation Hamas congratulated Turkey for its decision to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque.
“Opening of Hagia Sophia to prayer is a proud moment for all Muslims,” said Rafat Murra, head of international press office of Hamas, in a written statement.
He then went onto say that the conversion created “sadness” for some in the Arab world.
“We have never seen them worry about Masjid al-Aqsa. We have not seen them get sad when the Zionists attack the Dome of the Rock. When the occupiers’ banned call to prayer in Al-Halil Masjid or Palestinian masjid. They did not care,” he said, without realizing the irony that his complaints of what Israel is doing is what Turkey has done.
Hamas, which was elected to hold 74 of the 132 seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council, is an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood and blindly follows orders from Turkey.
Although Syria was the only Arab ally of Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist organization broke relations with Damascus by backing and training terrorist organizations fighting against the Syrian Army.
Even though Greece has traditionally been the most friendly European country to Palestine, the rapid growth in radical Islam as seen with the immense popularity of Hamas, has seen many Greeks question their support for the Palestinians as their elected representatives pursue contradictory policies that antagonise Greece.
Meanwhile, Ali Qaradaghi, a senior member of the Brotherhood and an unofficial adviser to the Turkish president, says “the Hagia Sophia has returned to its true state.”
Muslim Brotherhood hails #Erdogan's decision to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque.
— Abdullah Bozkurt (@abdbozkurt) July 11, 2020
Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has no remorse for his decision to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque again.
“The issue of turning the Hagia Sophia into a mosque is the result of our just determination. We made this decision by looking at what our nation wants. As we did in Syria, so we did in Libya, and elsewhere we will continue on our rightful path to building a great and strong Turkey,” he said.