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originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs
In the past 24 hours I've made a number of posts referring to peace-loving Muslims. I want you to know that you are at the head of those comments Charlie, I've read enough of your posts to know that you are the voice of reason within the Islamic community, and just like the rest of us, you want to live in harmony with all of your brothers and sisters who also share a desire to live in peace - irrespective of whether they follow a religion or not.
Keep fighting the good fight and hold fast.
Trust me...EVERYTHING you've said in your OP, can absolutely be applied to Christians and Jews, as well. I KNOW you've seen the hatred, insults and derogatory comments other people here experience regarding other religions they embrace....OR, for that matter, nasty sh!t thrown out here daily against people who believe ANY God.
So what does Daesh mean? In fact, it is extensively used among Arabic speakers across the Middle East - in the media and on the street - to represent IS. It is an Arabic acronym derived from the phrase "al Dawlah al-Islameyah fi Iraq wal-Sham" - literally "Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham".
But as well as being an Arabic acronym, "daesh" means a person who creates disunity. In addition, it sounds in Arabic like the word "daas", meaning someone who crushes something underfoot - with overtones of humiliation and a lack of dignity.
Arabic speakers are fully aware of the negative connotations of Daesh when they use it, and of the implied insult to the organisation.
originally posted by: flammadraco
a reply to: IAMTAT
Not sure if you were trying to be funny in your last post but if so then stop being facetious.
I assume (after reading your previous posts) that your response was connected to what is happening in that US campus at the moment. If so you're off topic and this thread is not the place for that debate.