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U2 Singer Bono To Congress: Violence, Refugee Crisis ‘Affects Us All’

U2 Singer Bono To Congress: Violence, Refugee Crisis ‘Affects Us All’
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U2 Singer Bono To Congress: Violence, Refugee Crisis ‘Affects Us All’

On Tuesday in Capitol Hill, U2 singer Bono used his popularity at an advantage and made an emotional appeal for more funding for refugees. The U2 frontman plotted out his plans on how to deal with violent extremists.

Bono had only arrived home from a humanitarian visit to Africa and the Middle East. The lead singer immediately gave a formal outline of a plan to U.S. Congress regarding the “causes and consequences of violent extremism and the role of foreign assistance.”

Bono urged the country to face the refugee crisis; the singer said that it is “not just a Middle Eastern or African problem, it’s a European problem. It’s an American one, too. It affects us all.”

As claimed by LA Times, Bono pointed out to a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that comedy is a solution to lower down extremists sowing chaos in the Middle East and driving millions of families from their homes. The U2 singer stated, “When you laugh at them when they are goose-stepping down the street, you take away their power.”

As reported by Reuters, Bono put forward for consideration the possibility of bringing comedians such as Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen to fight violent extremism.

The anti-poverty campaigner lead singer attested to the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that kept an eye of foreign aid. Bono said, “When aid is structured properly, with a center of interest on fighting poverty and improving governance, it could just be the best defensive wall we have against the extremism of our generation.”

However, based on the United Nations’ statistics, since 2010, the number of refugees fleeing violence and poverty around the globe has increased four times.

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