Please take a moment to read the following explanation of the term ‘Daesh’. There are some serious folks trying to undermine the legitimacy of ISIL in their own language and we can help IF we understand what they are trying to do. English speakers won’t get it quickly because of how commonplace acronyms are in our language. That isn’t so in Arabic, so please consider the new acronym as a replacement for one we might use. If you want to help these folks fight with what weapons they have, try to remember the points in the attached article and relay them to others as a way to get this to catch on.
John Kerry has used DAESH and much of Europe uses DAESH as well. Having said that, I think it is a difficult change. It’s as if changing the name of the Nazis to Scumbags. It is descriptive and appropriate but it confuses the policy discussion a little.