Friday, 3 July 2015

Terrorist naming conventions

Parliament is about to debate whether to allow our armed forces which are currently bombing locations in Iraq and turning round at the border of Syria and flying home, to continue into Syria and bomb locations there. They say it is different now. How is it different? have less people died?

No it is a matter of who to upset or not.

My focus today is on naming. Recently the BBC was praised for not calling I.S./I.S.I.S./ISIL [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] the Islamic State as it offends Muslims. Fair enough, but these people who are offended have not advised us what to call them instead!

If they are suggesting that we do not call them anything, then that could be a little difficult as we love to label everything.

Earlier today the defence secretary Michael Fallon started calling them Isil-Daesh part way through his speech, is this the new black?

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