23 March, 2016. 11:34
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact
IN RESPONSE TO THE RECENT terrorist bombings in Brussels, Waleed Aly has announced his intention to deliver his opening monologue tonight on The Project through a Belgian flag filter.
The 37-year-old television personality is often the voice of reason when terror takes hold around the world. His impartiality and careful explanation of all the facts in situations like this has made him the media presenter that Australians look to for answers.
As the content of tonight’s programme is very serious and may contain graphic images, comic relief anchor Peter Helliar has been given the night off.
In addition to cruise missiles, black op teams and laser-guided bombs, another highly-effective tool in fighting the perpetrators or world terror is to place the flag of a country, which has recently been affected by terrorism, over your display picture in a showing of solidarity.
Studies have shown that flag filters are crippling evil terrorist networks from the sub-Saharan desert to the wettest Myanmar rainforest.
Speaking today on breakfast radio, the part-time guitarist said he’s looking forward to making a difference tonight.
“This is the first time I’ve delivered a monologue through a flag filter,” he said.
“Hopefully, people will be left asking themselves the hard questions about what they can do to help in the fight against terrorism. It starts with a flag filter.”
Hitting back at the controversial flag filter inclusion, one prominent journalist, who’s asked to remain anonymous, said that when he put a Turkish flag filter over his profile picture after the March 19 bombings in Istanbul, he only got three likes – leaving him with more questions than answers.
“How are we supposed to defeat terrorism when only a handful of us keep up to date with our flag filters?” he said.
“Now that Waleed is setting the example, we will triumph over terror. One day.”