Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The village of Maaloula is an ancient city with great historical value to the whole world, and specifically the Christian faith. It is the only place in the world where the Western Aramaic language,the same language and dialect of Jesus,is still spoken. The village also holds many beautiful Monasteries and Churches that hold great value to both Muslims and Christians. Videos posted on YouTube in recent days showed fighting between rebels and government forces in the tiny sleepy town,an hour's drive from the capital Damascus. "We cleansed Maaloula from all the Assad thugs and all his Christian dogs,"a rebel commander shouts at the camera in a video posted online over the weekend.