First of all….
The architecture is classic Byzantine, built during the period when the region was known as Anatolia, and orthodox Christian, and Constantinople was the seat of the emperor and the Byzantine empire. If anything, it would be more logical if Christians were in an uproar over it, not Muslims, who invaded the land after years of trying, and made Eastern Christianity’s most cherished symbol…..into a mosque with four towers to cement it’s authority.
NOTE: In the comments at the Daily Mail on the same story:
The muslims did not design the Hagia Sophia mosque, they did not build the mosque, and they have not even been the longest inhabitants. However in 1453, they did steal it through bloodshed, enslaving and slaughtering the unarmed Christian parishoners inside. Jabba the Hutt would have been proud…
Vlad puts it like this: To quote one of the great lines from The Princess Bride:
“You have taken from me, that which I have rightfully stolen!”