‘Not talking about them allows them to expand’: Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali criticises The Project’s Waleed Aly for calling Islamic State ‘weak’ in editorial widely-praised by the Left

International Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali has accused The Project host Waleed Aly of downplaying the threat of ISIS so the terror group can ‘quietly expand’.

The ex-Muslim writer, who grew up in Somalia, launched a scathing critique of the Gold Logie-awarding winning Muslim media personality’s argument that ISIS is weak, in an editorial that went viral online.

She compared his arguments about the Islamist terror group to political doublespeak in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.