Social media has erupted in support of Waleed Aly's condemnation of Islamic State as 'weak'.
Responding to the deadly attacks in Paris, The Project co-host and GQ 'Media Personality of the Year' urged viewers to pull together, and not to play into the hands of the terrorists.
'ISIL is weak. I l know it doesn't look like that right now, but it's the truth, and they don't want you to know it'.
'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 program.
'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. They want all of us to become hostile and here is why: ISIL’s strategy is to split the world into two camps. It is that black and white'.
Aly asserted that ISIL's ultimate aim is to turn the western world against muslims, and have muslims of the world turn to ISIL.
'So, if you are a member of Parliament or a has-been member of Parliament preaching hate at a time when what we actually need is more love — you are helping ISIL. They have told us that. If you are a Muslim leader telling your community they have no place here or basically them saying the same thing — you are helping ISIL'.
'If you are just someone with a Facebook or Twitter account firing off misguided messages of hate, you are helping ISIL'.
'I am pretty sure that right now none of us wants to help these bastards'.
Great piece by Waleed Aly: DON'T pick on Muslims: it's what ISIL want. Preach anti-Muslim hate & you help ISIL https://t.co/kTjc7c5fZg— Julian Burnside (@JulianBurnside) November 16, 2015
Please listen to Waleed Aly! "If you're spreading hate and telling people they don't belong, you're helping IS."November 16, 2015