Following the Paris terrorist attacks, Waleed Aly, host of the Australian TV show, The Project, delivered an important, eye-opening speech about ISIS and their strategy to divide the population, furthering their goal of domination and war.
Aly emphatically informs us that we know the details of ISIS’s ultimate goals because they have explicitly stated them in their monthly magazine, Dabiq.
ISIS wants the public to believe that the scope of their power extends much more than it actually does—they have admitted that they take credit for terrorist attacks not actually authorized by them, because it makes them appear larger, more powerful, and more resourceful than they actually are.
Aly articulates that, “ISIL don’t want you to know they would 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.”
This anger and hostility emanating from the public is exactly what ISIS thrives on: “ISIL would be ecstatic to hear that since the atrocity in Paris, Muslims are reportedly being attacked in England, America and here in Australia…if they can make Muslims the enemy of the West…they will have nowhere to turn but ISIL.”
This would fuel ISIS’s final goal of a "great" war between Muslims and non-Muslims, essentially what would be seen as World War III. The only way to prevent this?
“We as a society need to be very mindful of protecting our social cohesion, our sense of harmony, and standing together…If you’re a Muslim leader telling your community they have no place here, or a non-Muslim basically saying the same thing, you’re helping ISIL. They have told us that…and I’m pretty sure that right now none of us wants to help these bastards.”
As Aly decisively concludes, “I won’t be manipulated. We all need to come together…because it’s exactly what ISIL doesn’t want.”
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