“There is a reason ISIL still want to appear so powerful," he said, "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.
“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. 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.”