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ISIS hates to be called Daesh

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by ethics, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Not because Daesh has acquired hostile connotations, but because Daesh is an acronym: "They want to be addressed as exactly what they claim to be, by people so in awe of them that they use the pompous, long and delusional name created by the group, not some funny-sounding made-up word". Daesh is the exact Arabic equivalent of ISIS — an acronym for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria...

    You know what to do now. :)

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