Islamic State, Daesh or Isis: the dilemma of naming the militants

Islamic State, Daesh or Isis: the dilemma of naming the militants

Islamic State, Daesh or Isis: the dilemma of naming the militants:

“The dilemma of what to call Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s terrorist group has been troubling politicians and the media since the militants began their advance across Iraq and Syria.”

The group is battling to hold on to a territory equivalent to the size of the UK, but as Jonah Blank, a former staffer at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tells NPR, they are also waging a “propaganda war”, of which their name plays a crucial part.

While this may not be the most vital concern at this time, it’s something to think about. I’d like to start calling them Dash, just because they don’t like it.

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Domenico Bettinelli

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