Once again, humor and satire are coming to my aid this morning, this time in response to the twisted and evil extensions of religion that seeks to coerce and control with violence and worldly forms of power (best embodied these days in the form of ISIS and its affiliates).

The Palestinian television satire show “Watan ala Watar” (the Arab doppelganger of The Daily Show maybe?) produced the following segment (originally found on The Huffington Post); the show’s short spoof on ISIS will make you laugh even as it lays bare the self-destructive myopia, hypocrisy and sheer senselessness of militant religion, leaving viewers with the both laughable and lamentable implication that ISIS’ war on the West and Israel is only really hurting the Arab people (in other words, the very population ISIS claims to be fighting for).

This parody comes with gratitude for the courage of the Palestinians who created it, and for the gift, once again, of laughter as an antidote to evil.




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