Why You Shouldn’t Call The Jihadi Terrorist group ISIS

When you call them ISIS  you are further legitimising their ‘state’ and saying that they are representative of Islamic ideology of which they are fundamentally not.

What we should call the terrorist group is Daesh. This word is derivative of the Arabic word  Dawlat al-Islamiyah f’al-Iraq w Belaad al-Sham which is similar to another Arabic word das which means, to ‘trample down’ or ‘crush’.

The groups loathing of the term was displayed when residents of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city told the Associated Press that the jihadi extremists threatened to cut the tongue of anyone who used the term daesh. 

 

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