Musician To Sing For Peace in ISIS Controlled Syria: Another Crazy Idea

Musician To Sing For Peace in ISIS Controlled Syria: Another Crazy Idea

Ever since our President deployed that well known Weapon of Mass Musicianship, James Taylor, to France in the wake of Islamic terror attacks, folk singers have been among America’s foremost defenses against ISIS. Except that they haven’t. Do you think what this guy is doing will make a difference or inspire peace?

In two weeks, a Portland musician will travel to ISIS-controlled Syria to perform a concert for peace.

It may sound crazy to some, but it’s not the first time James Twyman has gone to a war torn area to sing and pray for peace. While it might be dangerous, James feels he has to do it.

Twyman sings the Muslim prayer. It’s just one of many prayers he puts to music from various religions when he sings for peace around the world.

In the late 90’s, Twyman performed in Baghdad amid fallout from Dessert Storm and he played in Syria a couple years ago.

On Jan. 20, Twyman will travel to the Israeli-Syrian border to hold a concert in a Syrian village. It is in ISIS-dominated territory, but Twyman says he has people there setting it up and making sure it’s as safe as possible.

Twyman’s goal is for people at the concert and around the world to sing and pray for peace at the exact same time. He’s well aware of the danger involved, but says that’s not enough of a reason to stay away.

When terrorists strike, we must call in the big guns…the folk artists. Ever since the 1960’s they alone know how to achieve peace in war torn lands. Just ask ’em. Perhaps we can get James Taylor and Bob Dylan to go too. We could call the concert “Big Guns, Bigger Guitars”. ISIS is sure to lay down their arms and start making daisy necklaces.

Sonja Bochow

Sonja Bochow

I live in Newark, DE, am married, and the mother of four children; Liam, Brenna, Keira and Erin. I am also a full time Bible teacher and have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from West Chester University.

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