Earlier, under the title "Good Grief" I blogged about Seymour Hersh and his fantasy that senior people in our national security establishment are members of both the Knights of Malta and Opus Dei, and are scheming to turn Mosques into Cathedrals. I dismissed this as over-the-top paranoia. And, so it is.
But, it is not without historic precedent, on either side. Over at the blog site Chicago Boyz is a post that looks at the history of the back and forth of church property on the borderlands between Islam and Christianity. The poster, Charles Cameron, talks to both the Mezquita-Catedral, in Córdoba, Spain, and Hagia Sophia, in Istanbul, Turkey.
In this arena it is sort of a "Let he who is without sin throw the first stone".
Regards — Cliff