Portland Folk Singer Says He’s Going to Syria to Fight ISIS With Peace Concert
The State Department is telling him no, but Portland musician James Twyman says he has a peace concert planned for Feb. 1 in ISIS-controlled Syria and wants you to pray for him here.
Twyman calls himself the "Peace Troubadour" and has written music that incorporates peace prayers from all major religions. He says Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders have agreed to co-sponsor the Syrian concert with him.
He's calling the concert a vigil and says a political and military solution to the violence of the "Islamic State" is impossible. Only a spiritual solution will bring peace to the Middle East.
Twyman says he's led similar vigils in Bosnia and Iraq but agrees the Syria concert will be the most dangerous yet. The State Department believes there's an excellent chance he will be kidnapped, or at least arrested.