It was an horrific day in Paris on Friday, and if you watch the media you would think that ISIL are a force not to be reckoned with. However Waleed Aly, a presenter for The Project has a different view; that the Islamic State is weak.
ISIL have claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks. “This is what ISIL do. They take credit for any act of terror on Western soil so that they appear bigger and tougher than they actually are.” said Aly.
Currently the video on The Project’s Facebook page has over 17 million views, over 340,000 likes and has been shared almost 500,000 times. You could say that it has gone viral.
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. They want to start World War III.
However the Muslim academic didn’t stop there, talking about Members of Parliament and Muslim leaders. “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.” he said.
Don’t think that he forgot about social media either. “If you are just someone with a Facebook or Twitter account firing off misguided messages of hate, you are helping ISIL.”
The way he closed the presentation was nothing short of gratifying. “I won’t be manipulated” he said. Adding “Iâ€™m pretty sure that right now, none of us want to help these bastards.”