Kerry Uses Arab Name ‘Daesh’ to Refer to Islamic State

Following the lead of Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday began using the Arabic acronym “Daesh” at times when referring to the Islamic State (ISIL or ISIS).

Kerry was in Egypt for a meeting with Egyptian foreign minister Shoukry, and spoke extensively about the terrorist group in remarks following the meeting.

The new terminology appears to be an attempt to bolster the secretary’s contention that there is “nothing whatsoever about ISIL that is related to Islam”…

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