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NOV 02, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

BEIRUT (AP) — 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. [...] 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. 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 ... Read More

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