ISIL or ISIS?

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  1. giantfan1224 macrumors 6502a

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    I like the French solution, which is to call them Daesh (pronounced Dash) which is the Arabic name.
     
  3. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Who were you confusing ISIS or ISIL with?
     
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    I always get the People's Front of Judea and the Judean People's Front confused with the other.:D

     
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    or rather an acronym for the Arabic name, which I gather is "Dawlat al-Islamiyah f'al-Iraq wa al-Sham" :eek:
     
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    Correct. It's an acronym.
     
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    Call me old, but being Pagan and seeing that I grew up with 1970s and 1980s cartoons on Saturday morning, their use of ISIS really pisses me off. The Egyptian goddess and Marvel and DC superhero predates the group in the Middle East.

    ISIL or Dash, but definitely not the goddess. If she had her druthers, she'd throw some lightning down on their arses for taking her name in vain.

    BL.
     
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    I can think of a few other four letter words to call them....
     
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    I'm glad they're not going around calling themselves The Real Ghostbusters.
     
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    There was a Saturday morning live-action show in the 70s about a female superhero called Isis. I think she was supposed to channel the Egyptian goddess or something. Anyway, if I recall the actress that played her was pretty hot.
     
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    Yup:
     

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    I HAD a backpack that had a tag on it that said ISIS. I assume the maker of this cheap backpack. I have since switched it out to a Swiss Gear. Couldn't in good conscience use that old one any longer.
     
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    I have seen some sites calling them "Islamic State" or just IS, which seems usable. "ISIL" is a little more worrying than "ISIS", because the "S" is just a country, while the "L" is an entire region that also encompasses Lebanon, Israel and possibly Jordan. IS cannot be allowed to gain control of Syria, even if it means keeping that awful, secular Bashar al Assad in power, because they would not be content with just Syria and Iraq.
     
  17. giantfan1224 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Calling them IS, or Islamic State, is recognizing them as a sovereignty or at least giving their political desires credence.
     
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    Oh zephyr winds which blow on high, lift me now so I can fly...
     
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    Damn, that's it! I'm pleased to see that my 9-year-old self had pretty good taste in women. :D
     
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    That would be the one! thanks for posting it, as I forgot it was actually live-action and not a 'toon. It's this and the goddess I am reminded of everytime I hear of ISIS in the news.

    Unfortunately, it's the negative aspect that people will be forever reminded of.. :(

    BL.
     
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    I wonder what Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty think of ISIS.
     
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    lol, they probably prefer not to be reminded.
     
  23. LadyX macrumors 68020

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    Actually, it's not pronounced "Dash".



    This translates to "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL).
     
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    Brilliant!
     
  25. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    To be fair a lot of users on here still can't really grasp the idea that they're anything more than Muslim..... so asking them to decide between ISIS and ISIL will be like banging your head against a brick wall.
     

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