Why IHP will no longer name ‘IS’ or ‘ISIS’, but will call them ‘Daesh’.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

What to call them? During the last five weeks of managing our Facebook page and our Twitter feed (@IHProject), IHP have struggled with what to call that group of vicious ignorant thugs often termed IS, ISIS, or ISIL. We have used ‘IS’, mostly because they live on popularity and it’s harder to search the word ‘is’ very well. Weak reasoning, but we didn’t know what else to do. It seems I was getting this wrong.

From now onwards IHP will be using the word ‘Daesh’ when referring to this mob of psychopaths in any social media formats. Not only is it a more accurate nomenclature that no longer have the words ‘state’ or ‘Islamic’, the group find it insulting.

A more detailed description of this argument can be found here.

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