Are you brave enough to laugh at Isil? You should be

“You be careful, OK?” urges an anxious father, as he waves goodbye to his daughter from his car. She turns around, leans her head back through the open passenger window and cheerfully says:

“Dad, it’s just Isis,” before driving off with a gang of gun-toting bearded men, shouting “Death to America!”

It’s a darkly humorous skit starring Dakota Johnson, produced by American comedy TV show, Saturday Night Live. But an awful lot of Yanks have failed to see the funny side and the video has gone viral this week for all the wrong reasons.

“It’s not effin’ funny! They’re chopping people’s heads off and you’re making it a joke?” bellow sanctimonious tweeters.

“Isis is not a joke,” squeals another. Except it should be.

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  • bob e

    i agree boss .. not sure they know exactly what they (SNL) did.. eh ??

  • Hard Little Machine

    Sidwell Friends’ School where Obama’s kids go.

  • T.C.

    You know what would be funny? Two panels to the little vignette above. The second panel showing dead savages after everyone at the picnic had used their concealed carries to drive home the point that muslim terrorists weren’t welcome.

  • Exile1981

    ISIS is a joke and ISlam is the punch line. They have done more to make people aware of what Islam really is than any other group. We could scream it from the top of the CN tower, BCF could have a full 2 hour special on CBC called the “evils of islam” and it would still not be enough; but the videos of beheadings, sex slaves and tossing gays from roofs are certainly making people more aware.