BBC: Stop using the 'So-Called ISIS' phrase and adopt 'Daesh'
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The phrase 'So-called ISIS' is clumsy, and helps to create division, by appearing to 'lend' some Islamic credibility to terrorists.
The 'Daesh' term is better as it sounds like a derogatory term in Arabic. It is used the world over to describe this terrorist group, and has no connotations that may be seen to lend support by mainstream Islam. It is also the term that many Muslims themselves would prefer to hear.
'So-called' was a good idea at the time, so as not to give any legitimacy to them, but more appropriate, and universal terms have arisen.
We call upon the BBC to use their influence by adopting this policy change.
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