The Oregon folk singer, James Twyman, of Portland, believes he could soften the Islamic State barbarians with his musical treat as he is planning to leave next week to serenade them.
Despite a warning from the State Department that his life could be in danger, Twyman calls it a ‘calling’ that he can soften the hearts of the Islamist army known for beheading Westerners, throwing gays off of buildings and summarily executing innocent women and children.
According to an article published on Fox News, Twyman is likely to leave on January 20, and plans to stop in Italy before heading to Israel. From there, he will then cross over the northern border shared with Syria to a small Druze village.
While that village, Majdal Shams, is occupied by Israel, Twyman said he has contacts there trying to set up a venue in ISIS-controlled territory. Either way, the show is set for January 31.
This is not something new he is planning to venture as the self-styled ‘Peace Troubadour’ has put traditional prayers from various faiths to song. He performed in Baghdad in the late 1990s after Operation Desert Storm; in Bosnia and Croatia during the Balkan War in 1995 and has even performed previously in Syria to spread his message of peace through song, reported Fox News.