Bono Has Suggested America Deploy Comedians To Tackle ISIS 6 years ago

Bono Has Suggested America Deploy Comedians To Tackle ISIS

Bono is a man with a lot of things to say.

The U2 singer was speaking to a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday, discussing topics from the refugee crisis, to the events in the Middle East in a more general sense.

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As the conversation turned towards terrorist threat Islamic State, or ISIS, Bono had an... interesting suggestion for how to tackle the Islamist group.

“Don’t laugh. I think comedy should be deployed. It’s like, you speak violence, you speak their language. But you laugh at them, when they’re goose-stepping down the street, and it takes away their power. So, I’m suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer, and Chris Rock, and Sacha Baron Cohen, thank you.”

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He was apparently serious when he suggested this and Senator Jeanne Shaheen replied:

“Actually, that’s not the first time I’ve heard experts on how do we counter violent extremism talk about that.”

Well, alright then.

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(Same tbh. Via Giphy)

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