Is, Isis, Daesh, Isil … all these names … what’s right?
Is = Islamic State (english)
Isis = Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (english)
Daesh = IS supporters dislike the term Daesh as it does not spell out the crucial Islamic component. In the words of Simon Collis, the British Ambassador to Iraq: “Arabic speakers spit out the name Da’ish with different mixtures of contempt, ridicule and hostility. Da’ish is always negative.” It’s certainly entered the ever-adaptive Arabic language big time:in the plural form – “daw’aish” – it means bigots who impose their views on others.
Isil = Isil is the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and the name the group prefers.
Now what should a POTUS call this group that we are at war with that is committed to kill everyone of us?