ISIS vs. ISIL-Unproven!
ISIS vs. ISIL-Unproven!
Summary of eRumor:
Summary of eRumor:A viral email alleges that the Obama administration’s referral to the Islamic State terrorist group as “the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” indicates that the president does not recognize Israel as a sovereign nation and supports the Islamic State's agenda.
The Truth:Claims that President Obama supports the Islamic State and doesn’t recognize Israel are not supported by facts and cannot be proven as truth or fiction.
This eRumor accurately describes the region along the Mediterranean Sea that has historically been called the Levant. The Levant refers to modern-day Turkey, Syria and Lebanon. The term has also been used to describe the entire Mediterranean Sea coastline from Egypt to Greece, according to the Ancient History Encyclopedia.
Plenty of Democrats and Republicans refer to the terrorist group as ISIL. The Sunlight Foundation reports a fairly even split between politicians in the two parties. Yet, the eRumor singles out only Obama for alleged pro-Islamic and anti-Semitic motivations.
A number of theories have emerged as to why politicians refer to the group as ISIS or ISIL.
NBC News White House Correspondent Chuck Todd theorized that the president uses ISIL because he chose not to intervene in the Syrian civil war, which some believe is how the group was able to flourish, the Washington Post reports.
Another theory is that some use ISIL because there women are named Isis. A petition started by a woman named Isis Martinez to stop calling the group ISIS had nearly 9,000 signatures by September 2014.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
ISIS vs. ISIL
If you’ve wondered, as I have, why all government agencies and especially BHO calls it
ISIL and even spells it out every time it’s used instead of ISIS as the rest of the world here’s the answer.
Decoding Obamas speech reveals some startling revelations
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 12:3
In one press conference after another, when referring to the Muslim terror super-group ISIS, United States President Barack Obama will use the term I S I L instead of their former name I S I S or current name Islamic State. Have you ever wondered about that? We have.
What makes up the near exact center of the Muslim Levant? Israel.
ISIL stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Now, to us Westerners we dont really make much of a distinction, do we? No, honestly from our perspective its all about the same. But how would a Muslim living in the Middle East view it? Just what is the Levant anyway? Lets take a look.
The geographical term LEVANT refers to a multi-nation region in the Middle East. Its a land bridge between Turkey to the north and Egypt to the south. If you look on a map, however, in the near exact middle of the nations that comprise the Levant, guess what you see? Come on, guess!
When Barack Obama refers over and over to the Islamic State as ISIL, he is sending a message to Muslims all over the Middle East that he personally does not recognize Israel as a sovereign nation, but as territory belonging to the Islamic State.
Now you know why Obama says that he has no plan, no goal, and no stated aim for dealing with ISIS. But he does have a plan, and its a really nasty, diabolical one. Obamas plan is to drag his feet for as long as he can, doing only the bare minimum that Congress forces him to do. His plan to buy ISIS as much time as possible to make as many gains as they can.
Listen as Obama and his press secretary and the spokesperson for the State Department and his Joint Chief’s of Staff painstakingly spells out the letters I-S-I-L so there is no doubt in your mind:
And its working.
The Islamic State has garnered millions of dollars, a vast cache of weapons, and in their latest foray have captured Syrian fighter jets and now 12 commercial passenger planes. With each passing day that Obama fulfills his stated aim of doing nothing, the Islamic State grows by leaps and bounds. The ultimate goal, of course, has not changed and will never change.
The ultimate goal is the destruction of Israel.
Now you know a little bit more why Obama chooses his words so carefully, and what’s really in a name. Shakespeare had it right.