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ISIS is upset about French government’s new name for them

The French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
The French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

(IraqiNews.com) France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it will not use the common terms ISIS, IS, Islamic State, and ISIL to refer to the group but will instead refer to it as “Daesh cutthroats” which is reportedly upsetting the group.

“Daesh”, is the Arabic word used to refer to the group which is also similar to the Arabic word that means “to trample.”

France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said “I do not recommend using the term Islamic State because it blurs the lines between Islam, Muslims and Islamists. The Arabs call it “Daesh,” and I will be calling them the Daesh cutthroats.”

Many news channels have adopted the term “Islamic State,” but US Secretary of State John Kerry aligns with Fabius on this issue. Kerry stated earlier on Thursday, “I call them the ‘enemy of Islam’ because that’s what I think they are, and they certainly don’t represent a state even though they try to claim to.”

It doesn’t end there. Many Muslims in the UK, France, and during the protests in Germany on last Friday, have called their governments to call the group the “UnIslamic NonState.”

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