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Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:12 PM

Daesh?

According to Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius of France:

"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.' "

Any opinions?

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Reply Daesh? (Original post)
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2014 OP
Comrade Grumpy Sep 2014 #1
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2014 #2
FSogol Sep 2014 #9
rollin74 Sep 2014 #3
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2014 #6
951-Riverside Sep 2014 #4
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2014 #7
Fred Sanders Sep 2014 #5
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2014 #8
Blue_In_AK Sep 2014 #10
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2014 #11
Blue_In_AK Sep 2014 #12
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2014 #13

Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:13 PM

1. You say Daesh, I say ISIS, let's call the whole thing off.

 

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:18 PM

2. We could just call them...

...THEM.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:43 PM

9. Duzy!

You (and me, I guess) showed your age with that comment.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:19 PM

3. the article below attempts to explain it ("daesh" seems to only be used by opponents of ISIS)

It seems more and more Western media are using the derogatory DAESH when they’re talking about the Islamic State in Iraq and as-Shām (commonly known as ISIS).

As nobody seems to have the faintest idea what DAESH stands for, here’s an attempt to explain.

The capitals in the word DAESH point out it is an acronym of some sort. And indeed if we single out the beginning letters of the Arabic name for ISIS : الدولة الاسلامية في العراق والشام

we get the Arabic: داعش

د = Dawlat (Nation)
ا = (al-) Islāmiyya
ع= (fī’l-) ‘Irāq
ش = (wa’s-) Shām (Greater Syria or the Levant)

read more: http://pietervanostaeyen.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/on-the-origin-of-the-name-daesh-the-islamic-state-in-iraq-and-as-sham/

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Response to rollin74 (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:40 PM

6. Some folks have a problem with...

...ISIS since it isn't Iraq or Syria. Just looking for a name that's clear.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:25 PM

4. Al Qaeda, ISIS, ISIL, Cortisone, Daesh...

 



Give me a break.

They are nothing more than death squads and mercenaries funded and trained by the military industrial complex to commit mass genocide against the indigenous people in the middle east and to keep the war machine going.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:40 PM

7. So it would seem

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:25 PM

5. Daesh is the correct name, why is the major media adopting the version that sounds the scariest?

Time the the military, Obama and mad, mad mass media do the same.

And McCain and Lindsay are irrelevant, only the major media clings to them as fellow war mangers.

Boo.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:41 PM

8. Works for me

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:44 PM

10. Interesting you would say that

given my post earlier today asking the same question. It seems to be what the northern Iraqis are calling this group.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 07:39 PM

11. I missed your earlier post

Seems the Daesh want a NAME.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 07:59 PM

12. Here's my question, posted late last night.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:45 PM

13. Thanks n/t

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