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ISIL ISIS and داعش or Daesh and poor journalism

Reader comment on item: A White House Initiative to Defeat Radical Islam
in response to reader comment: McMaster is saying that Daesh is unIslamic! Absolute insanity

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jun 26, 2017 at 17:42

Dr Pipes

Here we go again: Is it ISIL (the ridiculous acronym used by Obama) or ISIS or is it داعش or Dal Alif 'Ayn Sheen or Daesh as used by the Arabs?

I believe that we should use the acronym داعش or Daesh after all we don't call al-Qa'eda The Base and we don't call Muhammad the Praiseworthy and we don't call Allah The God (al-Tabari wrote that Allah is a contraction of al-Ilah or the God)

However, I realize that we use داعش because it is the acronym of الدولة الاسلامية في العراق والشام or al-Dawla al-Islamiyya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham So it is a lot easier to use Daesh

Notice in the video in this link The Mirror is interviewing an Indian/Pakistani Muslim to tell them that Daesh in Arabic is al-Dawlatul (sic) Islamiyya lel (sic) Iraq wa al-Sham and it is poor understanding of modern Arabic grammar and syntax Oh his name? Shabir Ally He is a Muslim apologist in Toronto


So what is poor journalism? In this article below we are told that Daesh is really a derogatory word for to trample and crush This is not true The word here is داهس or Dahhes and it has nothing as far as vocalization is concerned with Daesh Not even close and here is the word in elmaany dictionary


And here is the article


And what is most amazing is the poor research in this article Also notice that the author wrote that Daesh means: Bigot

Very wrong The Arabic word Bigot means Muta'aseb or متعصب


Very poor journalism

I believe that we should only use the acronym Daesh and it has nothing to do with either the Arabic words trample and cruch or bigot and if one feels like calling it al-Dawla al-Islamiyya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham that would be even better


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