Denunciations of the Paris attacks by comics from opposite sides of the world

(A caution to sensitive visitors: Both clips below involve the use of strong language, entirely justified in my view.)

First, one you’ve likely already seen: John Oliver condemns the terrorists and celebrates France:


Below, engineer turned writer and comic Azeem Banatwalla goes off on a similar rant from India but also addresses the history of Islam and terrorism and makes the valid point that a response that callously slaughters innocent people is itself arguably terrorism and, even ignoring the moral objection, encourages more people to strike back as terrorists themselves.


(Overlook the fact that the subtitles misspell the name of the president of the French Republic.)

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