Last night on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart had a field day mocking Florida pastor Terry Jones for organizing an "International Burn the Koran Day" on the upcoming ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Stewart mocked everything about Jones's planned torching of the Quran, including his use of the word "international" in the title and his ridiculous mustache. He also pointed out that various news outlets had compared the media firestorm around the event to that of the proposed "Ground Zero Mosque." Stewart noted the ridiculousness of the comparison, saying, "a Christian is an extremist for burning the Quran, and a Muslim is an extremist for reading from it."
To get some perspective on the situation, Stewart turned to John Oliver, who called Jones a "radical, hate-spewing extremist."
"This man is f***ing crazy," Oliver said. "He doesn't represent Christianity any more than "Dr. Laura represents the United Negro College Fund."
Oliver and Stewart proceeded to have a raucous debate about religion, prompting both men to read excerpts from their holy books: the Bible and the "Jewish manual" which happens to be "Portnoy's Complaint" by Philip Roth.
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