Harris Faulkner: Obama ‘Tipping His Hat’ to ISIS by Calling Them ‘ISIL’
Fox’s Harris Faulkner: Obama ‘Tipping His Hat’ to ISIS by Calling Them ‘ISIL’ (Mediaite)
Close news watchers may have noticed that President Barack Obama regularly refers to an Islamic terrorist network in the Middle East as “ISIL” while many reports in the media label the same network as “ISIS.” The co-hosts of Fox News’sOutnumbered see something fishy there.
The differences between the two names are relatively small. ISIL stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. ISIS stands for the alternative name, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The “Levant” refers to several countries around Syria and the U.S. State Department announced in May that ISIL would be the “primary name” for the network.