The hashtag #JobsForISIS was trending nationally Tuesday, after State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said the solution to stopping the Islamic State is not by killing them, but by giving them jobs.
The U.S.-led coalition is killing ISIS members, Harf said Monday night on MSNBC. “But we cannot win this war by killing them,” she noted. “We need to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether…”
MSNBC host Chris Matthews interrupted Harf to point out “there’s always going to be poor Muslims.”
But Harf doubled down, arguing the U.S. should “help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people.”
Harf tried to explain herself on Tuesday, observing with a straight face that maybe her comments “were too nuanced” for some, but the die is cast. Harf will be remembered as a “Harfwit.”
In the meantime, here are twelve jobs Twitter users suggest the U.S. offer ISIS to stop them from beheading people:
1. Greeters at WalMart
— Rick Gemi (@Rick_Gemi) February 17, 2015