A video of an Australian TV host calling ISIS “weak” has gone viral, with over six million views on their Facebook page in nine hours.
Waleed Aly’s program “The Project” on Australia’s “Network Ten” explained that not every attack that ISIS takes responsibility for was coordinated by the terror group.
He said that the organization has called for people who carry out “DIY” attacks, to retroactively say that it was an ISIS attack. The group aims to “take credit for any act of terrorism on Western soil so they appear tougher than they actually are,” Aly said in his program.
Working to highlight their weakness, Aly said that ISIS does not “want you to know they would quickly be crushed if they ever faced a proper army on a real battlefield. They want you to fear them. They want you to get angry. They want all of us to become hostile, and here’s why: ISIL’s strategy is to split the world into two camps, it’s that black and white.”
Days after the Paris attacks that killed over 120 people, Aly joined in the stream of voices calling for restraint in rhetoric.
“We all need to come together. I know how that sounds, I know it’s a cliché, but it’s also true. Because it’s also what ISIL does not want. If you’re 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’re helping ISIL, they have told us that,” he said.