“Allah 1” is a declaration of tauhid, the absolute monotheism of Islam, in opposition to the Christian Trinity: “O people of the book, do not exaggerate in your religion or say anything about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and his word that he conveyed to Mary, and a spirit from him. So believe in Allah and his messengers, and do not say Three, Stop, it is better for you. Allah is only one God. It is far removed from his transcendent majesty that he should have a son. Everything that is in the heavens and everything that is on the earth is his. And Allah is sufficient as defender.” (Qur’an 4:171)
“Another church in Istanbul defaced by vandals,” Duvar English, January 1, 2022:
Unknown assailants have vandalized the Kadıköy Protestant Church in Istanbul, by writing “Allah 1” on its door.
An investigation has been launched into the incident, but no one has been yet caught, Mezopotamya news agency reported on Dec. 31.
Artı Gerçek journalist Murad Mıhçı also reacted against the vandalization, sharing a picture of the defaced church on Twitter.
Two other churches in Kadıköy were also reported to have been defaced.
Many of Istanbul’s churches have previously come under attack.
In July 2021, three people danced to loud music on the wall of the Armenian Church of Surp Takavor in Kadıköy. An investigation was later launched into the three suspects on charges of “insulting religious values adopted by a fraction of society.”…