“None of us wants to help these b-stards.”
They are the words of Waleed Aly on The Project last night when he explained many Australians are in fact doing the exact opposite, and helping the Islamic State – whether they conscious of it or not.
The Project co-host urged the nation’s political leaders, Muslim leaders and every single individual in this country to refrain from preaching “hate” following the Paris attacks, as it isolates Muslims from the west, which is exactly what the terrorist group want.
“ISIL’s strategy is to split the world into two camps. It is that black and white. Again we know this because they told us,” said Aly, citing a statement in an Islamic State monthly magazine.
Aly claims ISIL want Muslims be vilified by western countries so they eventually have nowhere to turn but to the Islamic State. And by claiming responsibility for the brutal attacks in Paris, and many others over the years, ISIL are creating the perception they are a greater power than they are in reality.
“There is a reason ISIL still want to appear so powerful, why they don’t want to acknowledge that the land they control has been taken from weak enemies, that they are pinned down by air strikes or that just last weekend they lost a significant part of their territory,” he said on The Project.
“ISIL don’t want you to know they would quickly be crushed if they ever faced a proper Army on a battlefield.
“They want you to fear them. They want you to get angry.”
But the best thing we can all do is not turn on each other, and most importantly not turn on the Muslim community, but “come together”, claims Aly.
“I know it is a cliche, but it is also true because it is exactly what ISIL doesn’t want.”
If you haven’t seen the clip, please take a few minutes to watch it. It’s worth every second of your time.