Jon Stewart Addresses 'Texas Takeover' And The Dallas Shooting

Luke Sharma

Political comedian Jon Stewart has shed his opinions regarding the "Texas takeover" and the shooting that occurred in Dallas on May 3.

Texas was thrown into panic when two men were shot dead outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Dallas on May 3 after they had opened fire on the center armed with assault rifles. The pair hit security guard Bruce Joiner in the lower leg before being shot dead by S.W.A.T. teams. Joiner has now been cleared for release from hospital.

The Dallas community center was hosting a "Draw Muhammad Contest" organized by the anti-Islam hate-group The American Freedom Defence Initiative, where the prize was $10,000.

In quite a hilarious skit, satirist Jon Stewart had a lot to say about the situation on the Monday-night episode of The Daily Show;

"I can't believe we have to reiterate this. It is not okay to shoot other people because you are offended by what they draw. Even if they drew it to offend you -- no shooting of them. You cannot shoot people because you don't share their opinions."

Though Stewart made it clear that he didn't agree with the AFDI's little "competition" in Dallas.

"AFDI is a First Amendment group the same way people from Philly are sports fans. Ostensibly, they like sports. But really they're just looking for an excuse to punch a stranger and pour beer on someone's baby."

Stewart insulted those who believed in the conspiracy, calling them "Lone-star lunatics" and "Dallas Dips***'s". He also insisted that the theorists need to open a history book.

"The United States government already controls Texas, since, like the 1840s, and then left and then came back. Just borrow a textbook from a neighboring state. It's all in there."

The "Texas Takeover" for those who don't know, is the theory that the U.S. military are doing drills in Texas called "Jade Helm 15," which will lead to the Government declaring Martial Law on Texas by the summer of 2015. The theory has been supported by Congressman Abbott and Chuck Norris.

Thankfully, we can all rest easy, as the Pentagon has released a statement rejecting the idea of Jade Helm 15 being a federal takeover of Texas and it won't lead to a new American Revolution.

[WARNING: Video contains some strong language]

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