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Petition Launched To Nominate Orphaned Land For Nobel Peace Prize

Century Media has issued the following announcement about a petition circulating online for Orphaned Land to be considered for a Nobel Peace Prize:

"Orphaned Land is one of the most respected and loved musicians over the entire globe, a band that dedicates their existence to the world language of metal music and cross-cultural understanding. While not overtly political, Orphaned Land is nevertheless proud of creating a reality of coexistence that has escaped politicians and peacemakers alike. They often speak of the power of music to turn purported enemies into friends, frequently pay homage and encourage collaborations with Arab and Muslim artists and have made their latest album free to download for anyone in a number of Middle Eastern and North African countries. Over the past years these warriors of light achieved great things for the freedom of art, cultural and religious understanding.

"Now, a petition to the Norwegian Nobel Committee has been submitted to consider Orphaned Land for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, and we think this is really something to support. Please sign this petition if you feel the same way."

Vocalist Kobi Farh comments: "This is my personal request to all my friends from the Middle East, Turkey, and in general from all my Muslim friends! We know for a long time now that we are above politics, we know that if it was in our hands, peace would have prevailed right away. Please enter this link and sign if you find us worthy, please also spread the word and share it on your pages. I send my endless love to all of you and all my love and best greetings for the coming holyday in a few days. Salam/Shalom/Peace."

The online petition can be found at this location.

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3 Comments on "Orphaned Land Petitioning For Peace Prize"

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Drum_Junkie's avatar

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

Cool deal. I like their album and their attempt to find common ground between the monotheistic religions which are often at odds with each other needlessly.
Their album is really good as well!

Petition signed #799.

# Oct 26, 2012 @ 6:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

""Orphaned Land is one of the most respected and loved musicians over the entire globe""

opinions will vary..........

# Oct 26, 2012 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

These guys are pretty cool...they have my vote for the nobel peace prize....although arallu(a black metal band) is probably my favorite near-eastern metal band...check em out on youtube...good stuff

# Oct 26, 2012 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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