Dresden Unveils Controversial Monument that Looks Like Radical Islamist Fortification

TOPSHOT - Demonstrators hold up posters reading "hypocrisy" as they protest against an installation made of buses titled "Monument" by Syrian-born artist Manaf Halbouni erected at the Neumarkt square close to the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden, eastern Germany, on February 7, 2017.
The artwork, that aims to evoke the barricades set up in the war-torn eastern city of Aleppo and the suffering of the people of Syria, has drawn fierce criticism from far-right groups. / AFP / dpa / Sebastian Kahnert / Germany OUT        (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN KAHNERT/AFP/Getty Images)
A controversial new monument in Dresden to the victims of the battle for Aleppo may have been inspired by temporary fortifications set up by radical Islamists linked to al-Qaeda and the killing of Christians.