Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

Forget “IS,” “ISIS,” or “ISIL.” Call Them “Da’esh.” It’s More Than They Deserve

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfYanI-zJes

Commentary
By Gary Kopycinski

Referring to the heinous terrorists in Iraq and Syria as ISIS, ISIL, or simply IS, provides them with a false legitimacy. ISIS is short for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria; ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The problem rests in the letters "IS," short for "Islamic State."

This is a distinction that exists nowhere. There is no Islamic state. The group of 30 . . .

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