I know that the following is just rank speculation on my part, but I think I know why he is always referring to “ISIL”.
Yes, this is evil and insidious if true. Could it be that he is trying to garner support for the caliphate by constantly reminding muslims that this is not about war in Iraq and Syria, but rather a traditional homeland that sits right in the middle of the original Islamic empire?
“Compared with ISIS, the group’s old name, and ISIL, that alternate acronym, the newest identifier — “the Islamic State” — is a key piece of propaganda for the group, especially when it comes to targeting potential terrorist recruits.
“That’s a very potent area of propaganda, because ISIS has attracted potentially thousands of foreign fighters, and none of these foreign fighters see themselves as terrorists. They see themselves as knights. They see themselves as mujahedeen. They see themselves as freedom fighters,” Blank says. “So they’re very interested in fighting for the Islamic State, and they do not regard what they are doing as in any way an act of terrorism.” NPR
Well he couldn’t just call it the Islamic state without being called on it could he? Why would he constantly use the term that encompasses the largest geographical area possible instead of ISIS?
I decided many months ago that his heart lay with the Sunni’s by the sides we took in the Arab spring and the middle east in General.
Here is a list do some math:
Syria- Assad is Alawite, rebels are Sunni
Libya-Gaddafi- Former Sunni converted to Quranism, rebels are Sunni
Egypt – Mubarak- Sunni, but he committed the ultimate crime by being an ally to Israel, rebels (Muslim brotherhood) Sunni
Jordan – Abdullah II- Sunni, rebels, there are none. We help Jordan suppress political unrest
“State Department spokesman Mark Toner says the Obama administration believes King Abdullah II is on the “right track” despite the protests, “”We call on protestors to do so peacefully. We support King Abdullah II’s roadmap for reform and the aspirations of the Jordanian people to foster a more inclusive political process that will promote security, stability as well as economic development.”
So now we have started airstrikes against ISIL in a war that all of our Generals are saying we can’t win with airstrikes.
Alright , I’m done, airstrike!
Update with a reader comment. I forgot to include the fact that Israel and Palestine are part of the Levant:
From Stackz o Magz
The historic Levant