Several commentators have claimed that ISIS (aka IS, ISIL or Daesh) has an explicit goal of triggering an anti-Muslim backlash from the West, thus encouraging moderate Muslims to become more extremist.
For example, Australia commentator Waleed Aly said:
Because this evil organisation has it in their heads that if they can make Muslims the enemy of the West, then Muslims in France and England and America and here in Australia will have nowhere to turn but to ISIL.
On Twitter, Iyad El-Baghdadi warns:
ISIS's goal from their own publication. A black & white world. What they call "grayzone" is our coexistence zone.
In evidence, he excerpts an image from Issue 7 of Dabiq, an ISIS publication. (Copy hosted by Clarion project, NSFW, disturbing images):
Is this plan - to recruit disenfranchised Muslims by first triggering an over-reaction against Muslims from the West - representative of stated ISIS policy goals, or this an odd outlier?