Bono: Send in Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen to take on ISIS
April 12, 2016 - Uncategorized
U2 frontman Bono has a novel idea for Congress: send in the comedy troupes to combat ISIS.
Speaking at a Senate hearing on the role of foreign assistance in combating violent extremism worldwide, Bono pointed out that military solutions aren’t the only way to halt the spread of militant groups like ISIS and Boko Haram.
He told lawmakers on the subcommittee “don’t laugh” before he detailed how comedy could help to combat the group’s extremist views.
“It’s like, you speak violence, you speak their language. But you laugh at them when they are goose-stepping down the street and it takes away their power,” said Bono. “So I am suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer and Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen, thank you.” Read more…