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Stop calling ISIS the Islamic State.

You guys will go upon lengths and jump hoops to deny that the KKK are a Christian influenced group but won’t blink to say Muslim and terrorist in the same sentence.

The language you use matters. 

Isn’t “The Islamic State” (formerly Islamic State of Iraq & Syria/Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant) the name given by the group itself though?

I mean, I agree with the sentiment of this post - ISIS and other extremists shouldn’t be held as representative of Islam any more than KKK members, or Westboro, or abortion clinic bombers should be held as representative of all of Christianity - but if that’s the name they gave themselves it doesn’t exactly leave much journalistic wiggle-room, right?

BillJim is very right on this one.

I haven’t seen any evidence that, in the present day, Christian extremists are nearly as successful at achieving their goals as Muslim extremists have been. It’s not a fair comparison. Christian extremists are unquestionably awful, but there aren’t exactly groups of them going around beheading people and taking over entire cities. 

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