Why Does Obama Call ISIS ‘ISIL’?

Many who closely follow the dueling Islamic terror narratives emanating from the White House are mystified by Mr. Obama’s inability (or deliberate unwillingness) to utter the phrase “Islamic terrorists.” Many are curious, too, about why he refuses to call ISIS “ISIS,” steadfastly insisting instead that everybody in his administration call the terror group “ISIL.” What’s the difference, and why is it important? The agendas behind each diverge widely.

In fact, the variance between the two is elephantine in scale.

  • Frances

    There’s also the minor issue that Isis is the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess, as well as of a hotel chain (one hotel at Heathrow is named that).

    • Clausewitz

      Sucks to be the hotel chain. Kinda like the diet aid that used to be called Ayds.

      • Frances

        Agreed. Stayed at the hotel a couple of times: spartan but reasonable.

  • mauser 98

    why does Bummer mistakenly drop supplies to ISIS?
    why doesn’t Bummer bomb mile long ISIS Toyota conga line in open desert?
    or a thousand ISIS oil tanker trucks on way to Turkey?

    • moraywatson

      Why does Bummer commit to “stand with the muslims if the political winds blow in the wrong direction” ?

  • Xavier

    Because he’s a Moslem. Duh.

  • Gary

    The Jew-hating racist anti-USA Obama uses ISIL because the “L” denote that Israel is islamic and allahs property.

    It’s Obama-speak in code for the muslims to know that he’s on their side and they’ll have freedom for Jihad terrorism at the 2016 Election .

  • Ed

    Beside all that, it’s a marker. A cue to the faculty lounge set that he’s more subtle, more nuanced, more intellectual…

    • Clausewitz

      He failed……….

  • Because he thinks that Israel needs conquering.