SYSTEM OF A DOWN STAR APPEALS FOR CALM IN USA

Serj Tankian also thanks the US for providing a home and sanctuary for his orphaned refugee grandfather over 80 years ago...

SYSTEM

OF A DOWN vocalist SERJ TANKIAN has spoken out about the

terrorist atrocities that struck the US last Tuesday, (September 11) appealing for

peace and the pursuit of justice.

Tankian, whose band are

currently topping the US album charts with ‘Toxocity’, also

thanks the US for providing a home and sanctuary for his orphaned refugee

grandfather over 80 years ago.

“Our whole world has been sickened by the

terrible events in New York and D.C.,” he says

in a statement just released. “I’ve been calling out to friends all week to make

sure they’re OK. My heart goes out to all the families suffering because of this

madness.

“As American citizens, we are in the privileged position to be able

to speak our hearts, even if other people disagree. I highly value the fact that

I can make a statement with my intention being to sponsor peace and understanding

of the tragic events that have been unfolding. I ask only that, for the

long-term survival of our planet, we all concentrate on positive energies in our

lives while pursuing justice.

“I would not be alive if not for the American

orphanages that raised my grandfather after the Armenian Genocide of 1915, so I

have a lot of love and respect for the good things that America has and can

continue to achieve.”

System

Of A Down will head out on the postponed ‘Pledge Of

Allegiance’ tour around the US with Slipknot in October.