WorldViews: Why the BBC said no when David Cameron asked it to stop using the term Islamic State

By Adam Taylor, July 2, 2015

The debate over what to call the Islamist extremist group that controls parts of Iraq and Syria has been raging for well over a year now. The Washington Post, among others, now refers to it as the Islamic State, a name the group itself has used. However, others prefer to call it by its old name and its acronym, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The U.S. government, meanwhile, uses a different translation from the Arabic original, and refers to it as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).Read full article >>