or Da'eshor Da'ish
- a name used to refer to ISIS/ISIL, the radical Sunni Muslim organization: use of this name is said to delegitimize the group's claim to be an "Islamic state."
Origin of Daesh
acronym of the group's full Arabic name, al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham, translated as “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (or the Levant)”
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I had expected a bigger crowd and asked him if it was because of Daesh (the Arabic name of ISIS).Beirut Letter: In Lebanon, Fighting ISIS With Culture and Satire
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