Saying that the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) is neither Islamic nor a state, Justin Trudeau orders Canadian government to start calling the Islamic State “Daesh,” a name that Secretary of State John Kerry has also tried to use, because it sounds less Muslim.
National Post (h/t Mike F) The Justin Trudeau Liberal government will no longer refer to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) and will instead call the terrorist group a different, potentially insulting name: “Daesh.” (Not insulting, just a tactic of obfuscation so Westerners won’t know you are actually talking about Muslim terrorists)
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale revealed the change in a report on terrorism released last month, saying ISIS/ISIL is neither Islamic nor a state and that the report would instead use the group’s Arabic acronym.
Justin Trudeau praying at a mosque
Global Affairs Canada and the Department of National Defence also say they are adopting Daesh to refer to the group. The decision continues a trend that has been unsuccessfully sweeping through Western governments. France and the United Kingdom are among those that have adopted the term in recent years. (But everyone still calls it ISIS)
While the term has long been used by Arabic speakers and comes from the group’s Arabic acronym, it can also be considered an insult, with some translations meaning to tread underfoot or crush. (That’s what Muslims want you to think. Don’t.)
The group has forbidden use of the name Daesh within its territory. There has long been confusion and debate over what to call the terrorist organization. (Only by leftists infected with the political correctness disease)
Canada and many other countries used its original name, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, for years. Others referred to it as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS.