Want To Piss Off ISIS? Call Them “Daesh”

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Want To Piss Off ISIS? Call Them “Daesh”
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Let’s be honest, the so-called “Islamic State” is neither “Islamic”, nor is it a “state”. Their view of Islam has been corrupted beyond any reason. Further, the Islamic State is recognized by no other government and controls people through terror and intimidation, not the rule of law. So let’s call them what they really are, “daesh.”

Before becoming the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant”, and later the simply the Islamic State, the group was known as daesh. The term daesh is actually an acronym for Al Dawla al-Islamyia fil Iraq wa’al Sham, which was one of the originally names that ISIS went by.

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But here’s the kicker, in Arabic daesh is essentially an insult. It is now used to refer to bigots who push and impose their views on other people. You know, kind of like a group of terrorists who would mass murder large groups of people simply for holding beliefs than they do. Sounds appropriate, right?

ISIS: French Government First To Adopt “Daesh”

The idea to call the ISIS (hence forth just daesh) was proposed by the French government. By refusing to call Daesh by their now chosen name, the French government is hoping to delegitimize them. The French government also noted that daesh is a group of terrorists, not a legitimate Islamic government.

After all, most leading Muslim authorities from around the world have already