July 11, 2015

MOCK THEM:

The case for Daesh (The Spectator)

Sir: For once the admirable Rod Liddle has got it completely wrong ('You can't take the Islam out of Islamic State', 4 July). We absolutely shouldn't call the homoerotic, narcissistic death cult 'Islamic State' -- not because it offends ordinary Muslims, nor because it has nothing to do with Islam (it has everything to do with Islam) but because it legitimises and validates the preposterous project. [...] Let us take our lead from the Arabs, who understand the Middle East rather better than we do, and call them Daesh -- precisely because the terrorists don't want to be called by this pejorative word. We don't need to be doing the terrorists' work for them.

Justin Marozzi
London NW3

Posted by at July 11, 2015 5:20 AM
  

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