While everyone has heard of the Islamic State being referred to as either ISIS or ISIL, there is a new nickname called "DAESH" gaining prominence in recent months... and the Muslim terrorist group hates it.
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The reason the Islamic State gave themselves this name is due to their commitment to establishing an Islamic caliphate over the entire world, starting with countries in the Middle East. Since they are a terrorist group, and not a state, the term DAESH has started to become popular since it's believed using the other terminology indirectly legitimizes them.
DAESH derives from the Arabic name with which they refer to themselves, "al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi Iraq wa al-Sham." This new "loose" acronym, pronounced "Die-esh," is already starting to be used by the heads of governments, although much of the media has not yet caught on.
For example, Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott prefers DAESH because the Muslims terrorists hate the term and "what they don't like has an instinctive appeal to me."
"I absolutely refuse to refer to it by the title that it claims for itself (Islamic State), because I think this is a perversion of religion and a travesty of governance," Mr. Abbott said, according to the Telegraph. "I've never used that term and I would strongly counsel people against ever using the presumptuous title that they have given themselves … Daesh hates being referred to by this term, and what they don't like has an instinctive appeal to me.... Given that the fight begins in Iraq and Syria, we probably should refer to this organisation by the term that is most used by its opponents in those countries – that is, Daesh.''
Even before the Paris terrorist attacks occurred, the French government had switched over to DAESH.
"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," France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in a statement. "The Arabs call it 'Daesh' and I will be calling them the 'Daesh cutthroats.'"
The reason DAESH hates being called DAESH is because it's similar to the verb Daes, which means "one who crushes something underfoot. It also sounds similar to Dahes, or "one who sows discord." Needless to say, from now on, this reporter will be filling articles with a DAESH of this, and a DAESH of that, when writing reports on the terrorists formerly known as the Islamic State.