Peters: Mocking ISIS in Entertainment 'Extremely Effective'

January 9, 2017

Retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said on Monday that mocking the Islamic State terrorist group in entertainment is an "extremely effective" tactic.

Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney played a clip of the "Real Housewives of ISIS," a sketch on the BBC show "Revolting." The sketch is a parody of women who live under the Islamic State and subscribe to the ideals of the terrorist network and support it. Varney asked what Peters thought of such parodies and the effect they have in the fight against ISIS and other jihadist groups.

"This is extremely effective because it makes the women who flock to ISIS look like absolute fools and dunces," Peters said.

Peters then contrasted the creation of such a skit on a British government owned television network with the practices of the United States government.

"I just wish we could do something like this," Peters said. "Instead, what we do is our government issues these carefully worded, don't offend anybody, legalistic arguments about why a 19-year-old shouldn't delight in killing and raping."

"I wish we could do it, but here the atmosphere of political correctness is just too pervasive," Varney said. "The Brits still have that bitter, as you know, that brutal sense of humor that comes out."