The Armenian American rockers were rumoured to be considered a liability by US authorities, not only because of their Middle Eastern roots, but also thanks to their anti-government stance on their chart-topping album TOXICITY.
But leather-clad Malakian is keen to point out they merely want to make a difference to society.
He says, "How dangerous we are to them (the FBI), I don't know.
"I don't really want to be dangerous to anyone - I just want to open people's minds.
"To help people understand that it's not necessary to throw bombs at people.
"The society we live in is f**ked."13/05/2005 19:26