What is your opinion of Yahoo! News calling ISIS/ISIL only by the name "Islamic State" or IS?

Update:

I think that by calling them what they want to be called, Yahoo! News gives them the credibility they want. What will Y! News call them when our allied forces find a way to destroy their state?

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  • 6 years ago

    The philosophical among us are more sensitive to the subtle psychological facets of language and grammatical usage. Accordingly, let this question vet the "vaunted" halls of YA, or at least the philosophical departments contained herein. Any would-be responders should heed their answers well, for at least one among the group has so far failed the test...

    Let the terrorist organization be named by the world in such a manner that it is stripped of any pretense of legitimacy it assigns to itself, for it rivals only Hitler in its vile and visceral reduction of human value and dignity.

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  • 6 years ago

    Why is it anymore accommodating than using the acronym which means the same thing?

    I think you just have a preference for jargon.

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