Bono’s Solution To ISIS: “Send In Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen”

The Irish singer of U2, Bono has said to a Senate subcommittee that he thinks we should thwart ISIS with comedy.

Speaking to a subcommittee of the Senate on Tuesday Bono shared his views during a discussion on the Middle East and the European refugee crisis. The 55-year-old singer, there on invite by the subcommittee chairman, explained that violence wasn’t working and that an alternative needs to be found.

“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.” Bono continued: “So, I’m suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer, and Chris Rock, and Sacha Baron Cohen, thank you.”

Bono confirmed to the committee that he wasn’t joking and was making a serious suggestion, perhaps not to the point of deploying famous comedians however. The Senate’s response ¬†revealed that this was surprisingly something already in consideration as an alternative retaliation.

New Hampshire Democrat, Jeanne Shaheen said: “Actually, that’s not the first time I’ve heard experts on how do we counter violent extremism talk about that. It iss one of the things that I know we’re looking at.”

Bono, more known lately¬†for his activism and involvement in politics than his successful music career, went on to discuss the refugee crisis, saying: “Aid in 2016 is not charity; it is national security. It could be the best bulwark we have against violent extremism.”

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