Reading the transcript from the State Department briefing of August 29th, I was struck by how many times the spokesperson used the term Daesh as opposed to Isil. He used the term a total of 37 times.
Shortly after I came across an article titled Trudeau Government Now Refers To ISIS As Daesh
Last week, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced in the preamble of a departmental report on Canada’s terrorism threat that the term “Daesh” would be used throughout the document.
“This group is neither Islamic nor a state, and so will be referred to as Daesh (its Arabic acronym) in this Report,” he wrote.
Two comments posted under the article struck a chord with me.
Symantics initiated by Obama as away to ignore the fact that ISIS is Islamic and does consider themselves a state.
It is simply deflection lest the politicians have to say 'Islam'!
By the way, please ignore the spelling mistake of semantics in the first comment - I didn't write it.
When the State Department issued a document titled Country Reports on Terrorism 2013, it didn't hesitate to identify one specific religion.
“Price tag” attacks (property crimes and violent acts by extremist Jewish individuals and groups in retaliation for activity they deemed to be anti-settlement) expanded into Israel from the West Bank in 2013.
"צפו: מוריה פרצה בבכי: "איך הם אומרים לי לא להתפלל
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