CBC is excited: ‘Daesh’ adopted as new name for ISIS by U.S., France – remove the stigma from Islam

What’s in a name? When you are talking about a brutal militant group, a lot is at stake and the label can have a loaded meaning…

Sources tell CBC News Network’s Power and Politics host Evan Solomon that the U.S. is moving away from calling the militant group ISIL, in favour of the more pejorative Arabic acronym Daesh.

Speaking in Brussels yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry adopted the new name.

France was first to embrace the Daesh name in September, and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius asked the media and others to do the same.

“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,” he said in a statement at the time. “The Arabs call it Daesh and I will be calling them the ‘Daesh cutthroats’.”…

It is an Arabic acronym equivalent to ISIS, but it will confuse people who do not know that.

  • FactsWillOut

    We should just call them devout Muslims.

    • winniec

      We should. They are.

  • winniec

    Libtards (and their Saudi handlers) realize they are losing the narrative that ‘It has nothing to do with Islam’. They are grasping at straws as their credibility dives!
    ISIS is Islam, just as Nazism was Adolf Hitler. The oak comes from the acorn. The thorn tree comes from a seed. The ‘seed’ is the Koran and hadiths.
    ISIS practices Islam the same way as the SS practiced Mein Kampf…meticulously.

  • Icebow

    Daesh it all!

  • Tom Quiggin

    Daesh means: al-Dawla
    al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham. In other words, the land of Islam in Iraq and Syria….

    • tom_billesley

      Yep. When Evan Solomon’s “sources” call it a pejorative they lie.
      Of course, arabs inimical to Islamic State may hawk and spit every time they say Daesh but that doesn’t make it a pejorative.

  • Tom Quiggin

    More correctly I guess I should add, Sham means something like the land of the rising sun which refers in this case to Syria and sometimes Lebanon….

  • phuque uguugle

    Call them anything you like it doesn’t change what they are “evil”

  • Ron MacDonald

    Calling a fraudster an entrepreneur
    doesn’t means he is no longer a crook unless you work in the main stream media.

  • Xavier

    Rebranding is one of Obama’s favorite tactics.

  • tom_billesley

    A mnemonic to remember the acronym:
    Damned Arab Extremist Sheep Humpers?

    • Maggat

      Demonic Arab Extremist Sheep Humpers

      • Frau Katze

        Good one.

        • I’ve long since resolved to call Islamic terrorists the same things they call themselves.

  • tom_billesley

    The French don’t use Islamic State, IS, ISIS or ISIL –
    they use “EI” or L’État islamique

    • David Murrell

      It will be interesting to see if “Daesh” catches on, and replaces “ISIS” and “Islamic State” in ordinary language usage. Clearly “Daesh” is being used to replace “Islamic”, in order to fool the public into thinking that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam. The corrupt, pro-Islamist Obama administration had started to use “ISIL”, but that never really caught on.

      The corrupt pro-Obama media are powerful, so it will be interesting to see if their misleading plan works.

  • Yes, legitimise your new overlords.

  • mobuyus

    Obama can bake his boots in the White House oven,but that don’t make them biscuits.

  • mobuyus

    In a few monthes,we will be hearing that the moderate daesh community are offended,and cbc will take up their cause.

  • Martin Luffa

    No comment access at CBC means that it’s DICTATE for Canadatards to just accept

    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

      Let there be no dissent from the official narrative!

  • Petrilla

    Islamic State it was and shall be. IS. Not all the other names and certainly not Daesh. Come on Kerry, we are not as stupid and gullible as you are. Moron.

  • David

    For myself death cult, islam and muslim are all interchangeable

  • Freedom

    ISIS is good for me. That is what I will use.

  • Minicapt

    “Islamic Daesh”, just to muddy things.


  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …re-Branding, jawolt, nice try, Babool….but, you can’t polish the turd that’s iSlam…

    • mobuyus

      islam employs hundreds of millions of turd polishers!