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discntnt_irny_srcsm

(18,475 posts)
Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:12 PM Sep 2014

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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Daesh? (Original Post) discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2014 OP
You say Daesh, I say ISIS, let's call the whole thing off. Comrade Grumpy Sep 2014 #1
We could just call them... discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2014 #2
Duzy! FSogol Sep 2014 #9
the article below attempts to explain it ("daesh" seems to only be used by opponents of ISIS) rollin74 Sep 2014 #3
Some folks have a problem with... discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2014 #6
Al Qaeda, ISIS, ISIL, Cortisone, Daesh... 951-Riverside Sep 2014 #4
So it would seem discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2014 #7
Daesh is the correct name, why is the major media adopting the version that sounds the scariest? Fred Sanders Sep 2014 #5
Works for me discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2014 #8
Interesting you would say that Blue_In_AK Sep 2014 #10
I missed your earlier post discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2014 #11
Here's my question, posted late last night. Blue_In_AK Sep 2014 #12
Thanks n/t discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2014 #13

rollin74

(1,958 posts)
3. the article below attempts to explain it ("daesh" seems to only be used by opponents of ISIS)
Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:19 PM
Sep 2014
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/

discntnt_irny_srcsm

(18,475 posts)
6. Some folks have a problem with...
Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:40 PM
Sep 2014

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

 

951-Riverside

(7,234 posts)
4. Al Qaeda, ISIS, ISIL, Cortisone, Daesh...
Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:25 PM
Sep 2014


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.

Fred Sanders

(23,946 posts)
5. Daesh is the correct name, why is the major media adopting the version that sounds the scariest?
Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:25 PM
Sep 2014

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.

Blue_In_AK

(46,436 posts)
10. Interesting you would say that
Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:44 PM
Sep 2014

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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