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ISIS vs. ISIL

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What’s in a word? A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet …

Yes, ISIS sounds more powerful than ISIL; it’s got that Greek god sound to it; even Bob Dylan wrote a song called Isis. But are we really so scared of this terrorist group and its propaganda war?

Maybe, but official Washington has adopted a rather silly wordplay in calling the terrorist group ISIS ISIL instead. It’s a rather contrived attempt that makes us look weaker than we really are.

Yes, ISIS sounds more powerful than ISIL; it’s got that Greek god sound to it; even Bob Dylan wrote a song called Isis. But are we really so scared of this terrorist group and its propaganda war that we can’t even call the organization by its proper name?

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