Why we shouldn’t call ISIS, ISIS anymore…
We are following the example of our pals in the camp, and only referring to IS as ‘Daesh’ from now on.
IS or Islamic State implies that they ARE a state, and DO represent Islam and neither is correct.
Daesh stands for the Arabic name of the Islamic State, or “al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham,” but it can also be seen as insulting, meaning anything from ‘to trample down and crush’ to ‘a bigot who imposes his view on others.”
Although the name might not seem important in the grand scheme of things, I think the way we talk about things and people can really change the way we feel about and treat them, and thus alter our reality.
Lets hope we don’t have to talk about them at all for much longer!