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Waleed Aly Criticises Islamic State Over Paris Attacks On 'The Project' With Devastating Simplicity

16/11/2015 13:54 GMT | Updated 17/11/2015 15:00 GMT

An Australian television presenter has made a passionate speech following the Paris terror attacks which has already been viewed over 4 million times due to its breathtaking simplicity.

Waleed Aly was quick to dispel some of the myths surrounding how Islamic State claim responsibilities for attacks across the globe - and how they did so following Friday's attacks in France.

'The Project' host crafted the editorial following the attacks and in view of rampant media attention which both un-questioningly attributed the attacks to Isis, and carried interviews with people explicitly blaming Koran teachings for the incidents.

ISIL is Weak

Waleed talks about how we can stop ISIL #TheProjectTVWritten by Waleed and Tom Whitty (@twhittyer)

Posted by The Project on Monday, November 16, 2015

“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 airstrikes, or that just last weekend they lost a significant part of their territory," he said.

“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."

He continued: "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. Again, we know this because they told us.”

Aly quickly received praise online as the video went viral.

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR:

  • 132 dead, French prosecutor says, with 352 injured, 99 critically
  • Locations targeted in suicide bombings and shootings
  • 89 slain at Bataclan concert theatre after hostage situation
  • Restaurants, football stadium attacked in night of horror
  • Police leave cancelled and around 1,500 soldiers mobilised
  • French border controls increased, state of emergency declared
  • Seven extremists in three teams carried out attacks, all killed
  • Manhunt under way for accomplices, arrests made in Brussels after police raids
  • David Cameron chairs meeting of Government Cobra committee

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