A dear, humble man with the most beautiful smile sang the Lord’s Prayer for us in Aramaic on Good Friday. Ma’aloula has been a Christian village since there were such things. But it was almost gone. America’s “moderate rebels” of the Free Syrian Army attacked it with a vengeance alongside Al Qaeda…as they always do. Our “moderates” executed many who would not convert to their fake, twisted, violent, completely intolerant version of “Islam”. The local men who had formed a militia to protect their homes were able to hold off the terrorists with the help of Hezbollah fighters until they could get almost all of the women and children out via ancient sewer tunnels.
by Janice Kortkamp, Global Research:
They stole the priceless, ancient, unique icons and sold them to Israel, Europe, and Gulf countries.
After six months the Syrian armed forces and allies finalized the liberation of Ma’aloula. So many Muslims died defending that Christian village that is held precious by Syrians of all faiths and people groups.
When we visited they were honoring the second anniversary of that liberation.
So much is destroyed but they are rebuilding.
President Assad made the restoration of Ma’aloula a top priority. The Syrian Army protects the people who have moved back. Since I first visited one year ago I can see great progress already in spite of the terrible war in their country.
Its hard for me this morning, to write in such a way as to build bridges with Americans who have been lied to incessantly by our government, war-profiteering media, and NGOs masking themselves as humanitarian organizations while existing only to further political agendas…because I am filled with rage as I write this.
After the lies and horrors of Iraq and Libya are so obvious and so exposed now…why oh why do Americans continue their blind, ignorant and often arrogant support for the US war machine?
Oh, and Happy Easter.
Aramaic, 2008 – Syria – The language Jesus Christ is supposed to have spoken, Aramaic, is used less and less in the modern world, this community are trying to keep it alive. In a remote village nestled in Syrias picturesque Oalamoun mountains, resides a small Aramaic community. It is one of the last and it is devoted to preserving Aramaic: the language that Jesus spoke. Protecting this 3000-year-old language has united Malulas residents: Christians and Muslims are like brothers in this town, says local resident Ibrahim Kamar. Whilst Mel Gibsons The Passion of Christ has revived interest in the language, fears that Aramaic is dying out continue. Malula, where the orphans must recite in Aramaic, is one of the last bastions for a language Mother Superior Savaf describes as a gift from God
Syria: How Maaloula was Invaded by al-Qaeda & the FSA, September 21, 2013
How the Ancient & Mostly Christian Town of Maaloula was Invaded by al-Qaeda & the FSA
This video shows excerpts from the planned attack on September 4, 2013 by the foreign-backed insurgents led by al-Qaeda’s Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front) and assisted mainly by John McCain’s “moderate rebels” from the ‘Revolutionaries of Bab Amr’ Brigade of the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) on the ancient and mostly Christian town of Maaloula, the only town in the world where Aramaic is still spoken by its inhabitants. The town retains a highly symbolic importance in Christendom not only due to “Jesus’s language” that is still spoken there but also due to its ancient Christian heritage and monasteries.
The invasion of the town was carried out by means of a suicide bomber with the alias of Abu Musaab, whose accent in Arabic indicates that he is most likely from Saudi Arabia, and who blew himself up at the checkpoint situated at the ancient town’s main gate. The rhetoric of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists, as seen from this footage, reveals how their Saudi Wahhabi doctrine ingrains in them a deep hatred of anything that does not conform to their strict and narrow-minded way of life.
The last portion of the video is a report from Russia Today (RT) showing the suffering of the citizens of Maaloula at the hands of these militants who think that they are advancing a divine cause by killing people.