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Wed Sep 24, 2014, 04:20 AM

Dash?

I have an online photographer friend living in Northern Iraq who speaks of the danger to the Kurds from "Dash." Is this who we refer to as ISIS?

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Blue_In_AK Sep 2014 OP
MADem Sep 2014 #1
CJCRANE Sep 2014 #3
MADem Sep 2014 #7
CJCRANE Sep 2014 #2
countryjake Sep 2014 #4
Solly Mack Sep 2014 #5
Blue_In_AK Sep 2014 #6

Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 04:23 AM

1. Yes, it is an insulting acronym. The French popularized it (in Europe anyway).

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 04:38 AM

3. Arabs and ME muslims call it Daesh AFAIK.

ISIS is a name designed for a western audience.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 02:24 PM

7. Yes, see second link. Details on the acronym there! nt

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 04:35 AM

2. It is the acronym for the Arabic translation of ISIS.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 04:59 AM

4. I just learned of this right here the other day from a post by applegrove

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 05:07 AM

5. Thanks, Blue.

I didn't know and now I do.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 01:23 PM

6. Thanks for the info

It was readily apparent to me whose side my friend was on, as he has been posting photos of refugees who have fled the "terrorists." I had sent him a message last night inquiring as to his welfare, and he said that things had quieted down some in northern Iraq, but that Dash (which is how he spelled it) continued to be a threat to the Kurds. He lives in Duhok, and is a really good photographer.

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