Britain could start calling ISIS ‘Daesh’, says Fallon amid warnings that Muslims ‘recoil’ at the suggestion it is an ‘Islamic State’

Britain should start to refer to jihadi terrorists in Syria and Iraq as ‘Daesh’ instead of ISIS or ISIL, Michael Fallon suggested today.

The Defence Secretary backed the idea of avoiding any term which contains the word ‘state’ which implies ‘legitimacy’ on the barbarous group plotting terror atrocities in Iraq and Syria.

He is the most senior government minister to back changing the terminology, after David Cameron called on the BBC and other media to stop using ‘Islamic State’ because Muslims would ‘recoil’ at the phrase being used to justify the ‘perversion of a great religion’. [512 comments]

[TOP RATED COMMENT 673 votes] Why are we wasting our time and energy on [this] PC nonsense?!!!!

[2ND 539] They call themselves ISIS. End of. Stop the PC BS

[3RD 410] That’s like saying I want you to stop saying the KKK because they’re not reflective of all Christians. Their group is dedicated to the setting up of the Islamic Caliphate in Iraq and Syria, therefor they ARE ISIS – any other name is just denial of that fact! [Daily Mail] Read more

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