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Britain could strip citizenship from those who join Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria

Monday, September 01, 2014

The debate between security and civil liberties continues to heat up in the UK. More than 500 British citizens have reportedly gone to fight in Syria and Iraq, and the government wants to increase measures to make sure they don't bring violence with them when they return home.

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Nick from NYC

I'm noticing that WNYC prsenters are referring to the brigands in Syria and Iraq as "The Islamic State". I feel that this gives gravitas to this group of murderers. They are not a "State" nor "Nation".
The Brits seem to be calling them "Isis", which I feel is much less stately, and is, in fact, a bit feminine... I imagine that this does not please these thugs much."Isil" sounds like a**hole, so I'm cool with that one...
I know it doesn't sound like much, but, as we know from the work of Frank Luntz, words and names do matter.

Sep. 01 2014 08:15 PM

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