In a nutshell: 'ISIS'= an acronym for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. 'ISIL' = an acronym for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The 'Levant' = Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and last but not least--Israel.
ISIS changed their name to ISIL because their ambition to establish a caliphate (Islamic state) grew beyond Iraq and Syria to include Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Israel.
In other words, this isn't just your typical "you say to-may-toe, I say to-mot-toe" scenario. Far from it.
To call ISIS "ISIL" = legitimizing their goal of wreaking havoc across the Middle East and wiping out Israel.
Given the expanded meaning of the term 'ISIL' (and the fact that most media outlets refuse to use it), why do the U.S. State Department, the U.N., and our current administration insist on using it?
Because it's a more accurate translation, they say.
Really? Not according to many Arabic-speaking media types who contend, "It is neither Islamic nor is it a state (discuss). The group has no standing with faithful Muslims, nor among the international community of nations.
They refer to the group as "'Da'esh", a pejorative term meaning "to tread underfoot or crush."
The French government took things a step further and officially changed the name of the group to "Da'esh Cutthroats".
We think it's time the U.S. government did the same. Let's re-brand ISIS with a new acronym that fully reflects what they are:
EVIL = Eradicate Vicious Ideological LosersA wise man once said: "The evil of ISIS really shouldn't shock us--it is fully in keeping with their ultimate agenda of hastening a final apocalypse. God's Word tells us that there will be a final battle one day, but it will result in the defeat of Satan and all those allied with him. One thing is for sure--one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. --Franklin Graham
"Their feet run to do evil, and they hasten to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity. Devastation and destruction are in their paths. They do not know the way of peace, and there is no justice in their tracks; they have made their paths crooked. Who ever treads on them does not know peace"--Isaiah 59:7-8.
- Fox News Channel: ISIS May Have Stolen Blank Passports In Syria; Syrian Immigration Quietly Tops 100,000 Since 2012.
- Breitbart: More Than 30 Immigrants Admitted To The U.S. Recently Implicated In Terrorism, warns Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
- DEBKAfile: ISIS Calls On Supporters In France To Kill Teachers; "Obligated to kill enemies of Allah," they claim.