Jon Stewart hosted one of his best “Daily Show” segments on the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq this week.
Stewart discussed how the relatively new militant group stole the spotlight from its original masters, al Qaeda, and how the latter is trying to make a comeback by opening a new “branch” in India.
He compared the rivalry between the two groups to the fight between Coke and Pepsi targeting an audience of young men who don’t wish to live longer.
While discussing the ISIS strategy in the Middle East, the comedian also threw some major shade at the United States' invasion of the Middle Eastern country in 2003.
“What the f*** is wrong with these guys [ISIS]?” Stewart began. “You just storm into a country like a rock, uninvited, and destroy the place in the name of implementing your favorite system of governance.”
“These people aren’t just terrorists. They are plagiarists.”
Over the past few months, the world had its attention fixed on terrorism perpetrated either by Israel in the Gaza Strip or by the Islamic State's insurgency in Iraq and Syria. In fact, ISIS expanded so much, it was declared as “the greatest threat to the national security of the United States” since 9/11.
Perhaps all of this undue attention given to a relatively new militant group didn’t sit well with the al Qaeda, which is why they decided to “open an office in Bangalore.”
Stewart said this clash between the ISIS and al Qaeda is quite similar to the Coke-Pepsi rivalry that targets “men 18-24 who don’t particularly care about making it to that next demographic.”
He concluded, “ISIS is out-al Qaeda'ing al Qaeda!”
Watch the complete segment in the video above.