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Why Kerry Calls Terror Group ‘Daesh,’ not Islamic State

The Islamic State terror group has gained worldwide infamy with its murderous exploits. It is called many different names by various people and organizations. ISIL, ISIS and IS are all commonly heard. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry used the Arabic term “Daesh” close to 20 times when referring to Islamic State extremists in a recent speech about 2016 foreign policy priorities. “The terrorist group known as Daesh — ISIL, some people call it, but there’s nothing Islamic about it and...

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