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Giant statue of Jesus rises over Syria

BEIRUT –  In the midst of a conflict rife with sectarianism, a giant bronze statue of Jesus has gone up on a Syrian mountain, apparently under cover of a truce among three factions in the country’s civil war.

Jesus stands, arms outstretched, on the Cherubim mountain, overlooking a route pilgrims took from Constantinople to Jerusalem in ancient times. The statue is 40 feet tall and stands on a base that brings its height to 105 feet, organizers of the project estimate.

That the statue made it to Syria and went up without incident on Oct. 14 is remarkable. The project took eight years and was set back by the civil war that followed the March 2011 uprising against President Bashar Assad.

Christians and other minorities are all targets in the conflict, and the statue’s safety is by no means guaranteed. It stands among villages where some fighters, linked to Al Qaeda, have little sympathy for Christians.

So why put up a giant statue of Christ in the midst of such setbacks and so much danger?

Because “Jesus would have done it,” organizer Samir al-Ghadban quoted a Christian church leader as telling him.

The backers’ success in overcoming the obstacles shows the complexity of civil war, where sometimes despite the atrocities the warring parties can reach short-term truces.

Al-Ghadban said that the main armed groups in the area — Syrian government forces, rebels and the local militias of Sednaya, the Christian town near the statue site — halted fire while organizers set up the statue, without providing further details.

Rebels and government forces occasionally agree to cease-fires to allow the movement of goods. They typically do not admit to having truces because that would tacitly acknowledge their enemies.

It took three days to raise the statue. Photos provided by organizers show it being hauled in two pieces by farm tractors, then lifted into place by a crane. Smaller statues of Adam and Eve stand nearby.

The project, called “I Have Come to Save the World,” is run by the London-based St. Paul and St. George Foundation, which Al-Ghadban directs. It was previously named the Gavrilov Foundation, after a Russian businessman, Yuri Gavrilov.

Documents filed with Britain’s Charity Commission describe it as supporting “deserving projects in the field of science and animal welfare” in England and Russia, but the commission’s accounts show it spent less than $400 in the last four years.

Al-Ghadban said most of the financing came from private donors, but did not supply further details.

Russians have been a driving force behind the project — not surprising given that the Kremlin is embattled Assad’s chief ally, and the Orthodox churches in Russia and Syria have close ties. Al-Ghadban, who spoke to The Associated Press from Moscow, is Syrian-Russian and lives in both countries. source – Fox News


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    • Truthseeker007

      Oh wow they are putting up a huge idol. Didn’t Yehweh murder the canaanites for doing this?

      • truthuncovered

        Well it wasn’t exactly Yahweh. It was the Pharaoh that changed his name to moses. He also changed all of his ancestors names so that his people would not be attacked again for being better than all other humans……….. He stated this when the Hebrew/Jews crossed the gulf.

        I believe it was written that they were to take all the possessions and their usable women as well. Because they did not worship and pay taxes to the jew world order

    • Anonamoos in the hoose

      Listen shill, this is NO CIVIL WAR !!! You say this sooo many times it confirms that you are a sock puppet. I hope you get a severe case of lead poisoning soon.
      The rest of us thinking normal people (unlike yourself) know that these war crimes are done by Jew/US/Saud/Jordan/e.t.c terrorists.
      Now go find a rock to hide under and die, you scum.

      • truthuncovered

        Let’s diagnose who the sock puppet is.

        One person is exposing the convention of military doing what ever they want to do in our cities and states. That same person is telling us we are being blames for the actions of the jew/us/saudi demolition experts

        Then there is allen telling us that we should do nothing and ignore it because it is just the jew/us/saudi demolition experts………….. Really easy to see on this one

        In secret we must gather to make plans. Do not trust the state militia. I know for a fact the nebraska 33rd is willing to make statements of murder for using the right of freedom of speech and the nebraska police will back them. They are taking names and identification records and giving them to the feds.

    • Louis

      No matter how hard rabbis, imams, Illuminists and other satanists try, faith in Christ, the most excellent Holy Lord, will never be driven from the hearts of decent God-fearing people.

    • Ghost

      Hate to say this.. but another target for the Syrian Terrorist Rebels…

      • really

        “Hate to say this.. but another target for the Syrian Terrorist Rebels…”

        actually a target for all of Islam…did you think that Syria is not a rabid Islamic western-hating dictatorship? Syria is an Islamic authoritarian, military-dominated regime where opposition to the president is not tolerated. The rebels or the government…both rabid Islamics. The Syrian constitution stipulates that the president must be a Muslim, and the main source of legislation must be Islamic doctrine and jurisprudence.

        I’m sure that all he Islamics are wagering now…”how many days before we blow the jesus to smithereens!”

    • judas iscariot

      Jesus would not approve of this. Only the forces of darkness would do such a thing. World peace is just around the corner. And it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

      • Anonymous

        I agree…something don’t feel right about this at all!! I got a very dark feeling here.

      • W. Willow

        More like an effigy/voodoo doll.

        The new World peace to come will be an illusion.

    • D. KRANE

      …….or are we seeing the rise of a new crusade? Symbols are a powerful thing used to unite those who are like-minded.

    • WTX

      Official owners of this planet Draco Reptilians will depopulate this planet for a 90%.
      For now they doing it the best they can. Just be what you are and soon you will fire at your best friend.
      Because they know how exactly human functioning.

      There is a only chance to win over this insane reptoid game, and that is:

    • Pix

      “Because “Jesus would have done it,” organizer Samir al-Ghadban quoted a Christian church leader as telling him.”

      Really? What you mean despite Jesus being a Jew and there was no such thing as Christianity until political Rome invented it post 325 CE?

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • truthuncovered

        They already removed this story but I will comment.

        Pix I know in their story Rome went after and killed all the disciples of the christ.

        By your account I can add the paranoia of knowing that Rome created a story were they were their own enemy so that none could find out how Rome became the Catholic church. Instead we would think Rome was defeated by the new religion. Wow. That would mean that the Rulers of the world manipulated our faith in an effort to deceive and control the masses by our FAITH and subjugation?

        Maybe in an effort to control the form of global consciousness.

        Wow what if that information leaks out? A world power that has mislead all the people of the world into not seeing them worship and live for the words that Rome sends.
        I just want to add that I believe in a creator. I believe that we have been lied to so much that we understand nothing. I think it was meant to be like that so we can rise as a people. Yet I am willing to leave all behind.

        • Pix

          The information is out, it’s been out for centuries, published by leading Christian theologists no less. There is not so much as a single scrap of evidence the stories in the bible took place as portrayed. On the contrary, there are shed loads of evidence of it’s ancient pagan origins.

          The bible trips itself up with claiming ownership of ancient pagan ceremonies like baptism. Jesus is claimed to be Jewish, there is no baptism in Judaism. He would have been stoned to death for blasphemy if he preached baptism in reality. The description Jesus gives of his next coming is describing the water carrier in the house of bread… the age of Aquarius which is about 150 years away.


        • Louis

          Hey, Pix. You are not a “theologist” — or even a theologian. No matter how hard you try to convince yourself otherwise, you are still going to be judged by Christ.

          There is, always has been, and always will be only one true Lord: the Holy Trinity.

        • Pix


          I’ve never claimed to be a theologist. I teach 1st year theology students the history including evidence for the origins of religious dogma, as an anthropology professor. Every year I have to send at least one student off for counselling after finding out it’s all an invention of political Rome and based on pagan allegorical astronomical phenomena invented in ancient Egypt.

          What you mean “the Holy Trinity” called Israel, OsirIS + RA + EL, the ancient Egyptian names of the three aspects of solar activity, and given an allegorical persona?

          The NT gospel stories are straight out the Egyptian book of the dead, word for word in places. So save your silly threats for the uneducated.

          :wink: :lol:

        • Ghost

          Should I say Amen or Amun.. or do I repeat myself?

        • truthuncovered

          Pix I often agree with you. Although I am not so big on the aliens idea. I think that is a distraction to your enslavement. I do agree with much of what you have to say. I hope you know that. In the above statement I was trying to provide a platform for your statement. I was not making fun. I find you offer new things often. Thank you

          FYI now the end begins is Lyn also. She has multiple personalities to say the least. Apparently she is also another jew hiding the truth from our eyes.

        • Pix


          “Pix I often agree with you. Although I am not so big on the aliens idea.”

          I can understand the attraction of believing in aliens. I suppose if you’ve had a decent enough eduction to know a belief in giant invisible fairy story characters is idiotic, then aliens are the next best thing as a surrogate magic father figure who will rescue them from their own stupidity.

          Beam me up Scotty. :lol:

    • kjbaran

      Jesus would have done it? No, I dont think he would have.

    • Anonymous

      Quote: some fighters, linked to Al Qaeda, have little sympathy for Christians.
      Guess who HATE CHRISTIANS???
      Let you know, it’s not Muslims. :wink:

      • Pix

        Nobody hates Christians, nobody could care less about you. What people hate is twisted plagiarised ancient pagan dogma, that leads to elitist odious arrogance in theists regardless of the high and mighty labels they award themselves, ie Christian, Jew, Muslim etc, as if that makes them ‘special’.


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