The term is now used exclusively by those who wish to kid themselves that the Islamic State is a rogue singularity, entirely outside the normal Islamic mindset, whatever that might be. And so they have made up a word to support this patently flawed thesis. When the facts don’t fit, make it up. Twist reality.I agree. These sick bastards and their death cult are every bit as Islamic as the vast majority of peaceful Muslims here and around the world. That a single book can be used with equal validity by peace-loving, responsible Islamic citizens who support the UK over the Caliphate, who are tolerant of gay people, who think there is no place for Sharia law in the UK and who think the West trumps the primitive dark-age savagery of the Islamic world, and equally by the evil, twisted enemies in our midst who support the death cult, is a dichotomy. But there it is.
But we cannot deny Islamist Scum their foundation in the Koran and worship of Mohamed. However, if the term Daesh offends arabic-speaking Islamist Scum then I am happy to include it in future as well as Islamist Scum, Islamist Shits, Islamist Swine and Islamist Shills. Or IS.