Out of all the countries in the world outside of the Middle East, Europe has a lot of supporters of ISIS just by how much news there is pairing continent and the terrorist group. The Inquisitr previously reported that numerous Europeans have supported the terror organization. This includes two teenage girls from Austria who joined them for sex jihad. This was followed by conflicting reports that one of the teenage girls is believed to be dead, though other stories claim both are now pregnant. Then there is a report that a man from Belgium is teaching kids how to kills infidels.
There are more examples of Europeans supporting ISIS, but it now appears that France as a country will not be in their ranks. Reports are now coming in that France will no longer call the terrorist group the “Islamic State” or any of its other versions (ISIS or ISIL). From now on, they’ll use a term the terrorist group despises: Daesh.
According to an article by France 24, the reason they’re calling the group Daesh is to provide a conclusion for the persistent journalistic confusion. With acronyms like ISIS, ISIL, and IS, journalists are confused about which one to use for which article. Instead, France just dumped all the names into the same pot and the Arabic word came out of it. Also, to show how persistent French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is about the new name, he made a statement to all other journalists and media organizations to do the same thing.
“This is a terrorist group and not a state. I do not recommend using the term Islamic State because it blurs the lines between Islam, Muslims, and Islamists. The Arabs call it ‘Daesh’ and I will be calling them the ‘Daesh cutthroats.’”
The Blaze also reported on this new term change, crediting multiple sources on the aftermath of the use of Daesh, which is actually a term the Islamic State despises with loathing hatred. Through Ynet News, IS insurgents have threatened to cut out the tongue of anyone who uses the name, saying it shows disrespect and defiance. The Washington Post reports that the terrorist group’s hatred for Daesh is due to its derogatory usage in the Middle East. Finally, Pro-Islam groups wanted media outlets to stop using “Islamic State” because the group is not Islamic.
What do you think about France’s assertive stance in using an insulting term to describe the Islamic State? Is it truly a means of ending journalistic confusion, or is this an act of defiance? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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