VIDEO Islamists Attack Towering Christ Statue in Syria, Bomb Monastery

I saw this at Gateway Pundit:

In October Christians erected a towering Christ statue at the Cherubim Monastery in the community of Saidnaya, Syria.
The statue is taller than the Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The statue can be seen from Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel.

The height of the bronze statue is 39 m together with the plinth, which is taller than the statue of the Christ in Rio de Janeiro (38 m). One can see the sculpture from Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel. (Public Radio of Armenia)

This past week Islamists attacked the monastery and fired on the towering statue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjnDc8cNeAk&feature=player_embedded

Read the rest HERE.

Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us.

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3 Responses to VIDEO Islamists Attack Towering Christ Statue in Syria, Bomb Monastery

  1. Priam1184 says:

    Saidnaya is in the northern suburbs of Damascus I think. 100 miles probably from the West Bank which is what I’m guessing they are referring to as Palestine, but who knows? They say you can see Mount Hermon from the Dead Sea on a clear day in winter and that is at least 100 miles; the dew from Hermon that falls on the heights of Zion…

  2. Obama and Hillary’s “springtime of democracy” policies are bearing their rotten fruits. These two jokers remind me of the movie “Gremlins” where they go from one thing to another, utterly destroying it – all in the name of “productivity” and “progressivism”. Like Blessed Sheen says of these types, “they don’t know where they’re going, but they’re certainly on their way.” Gremlins.

  3. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Saidnaya is also the site of an Orthodox Marian shrine which holds a wonderworking icon of Mary said to have been written by St. Luke.