In the video, you can see this clown singing a verse from the Qur’an: “And if they incline to peace, then incline to it and rely upon Allah” (8:61). Doubtless the Islamic State jihadis will hear this (and understand it in English), and their eyes will fill with tears as they lay down their arms and embrace James Twyman, the lovable lug, in a big bear hug.
Never mind that no Islamic jurists understand that Qur’an verse as superseding the book’s many commands to wage war against and subjugate unbelievers; the very idea that some Leftist guitar picker from Portland can go over to the Islamic State and sing a Qur’an verse in English, and that this will bring peace, epitomizes the Leftist detachment from reality. James Twyman is a bird of a feather with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (who insists that a man who says he shot a policeman in the name of Islam didn’t do it in the name of Islam) and Barack Obama, David Cameron, John Kerry, Pope Francis and the Catholic bishops, et al (who insist that Islamic jihad terror has nothing to do with Islam): they believe that their fantasies will become reality as long as they keep on repeating them and never, ever break character. They assume that because to believe other than what they believe is to enter the realm of the “racist, bigoted Islamophobe,” and those people can’t possibly be right, and therefore they must be right, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.
“With all the violence, with all the fear that has been generated, I think the only answer is for us to focus on love and compassion and peace. And so do something as crazy as going over there, it hopefully inspires people.” Yes, it may well inspire some Islamic State jihadis to sharpen up their beheading knives and try them out on James Twyman, probably right while he is in the midst of singing “if they incline to peace…”
This just goes to show you: some people’s balloon never lands.
“Oregon musician traveling to Syria to sing for peace,” KPTV, January 7, 2016 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – 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 [sic!] 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.
“With all the violence, with all the feat [sic] that has been generated, I think the only answer is for us to focus on love and compassion and peace. And so do something as crazy as going over there, it hopefully inspires people.”…