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Bono, U2 perform at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Bono, U2 perform at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Bono Wants Comedians To Attack ISIS

by Music-News.com on April 15, 2016

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Bono thinks Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen are the key to fighting extremism.

The U2 frontman spoke during a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, the aim of which was to deal with the “causes and consequences of violent extremism and the role of foreign assistance”, to plead for more money to be given to refugees.

During his speech, Bono made the bold suggestion that laughter could be an effective weapon against extremist groups such as the so called Islamic State, and that comedians may be the answer.

“The first people that Adolf Hitler threw out of Germany were the dadaists and surrealists,” he said. “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. So I am suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer and Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen, thank you.”

Despite the somewhat bizarre nature of Bono’s suggestion, Senator Jeanne Shaheen insisted it was something she has heard before.

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