There is a reason why President Barack Obama uses the term ISIL rather than ISIS, and talk show host Rush Limbaugh says the American people won’t like the reason.
Limbaugh said the reason isn’t related to blaming George W. Bush for terrorism, but rather to diminish Israel.
“I think there’s a totally different reason for this,” Limbaugh said on his show, referring to views of different pundits about the sudden switch in terms.
ISIS is an acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, whereas ISIL stands for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The Levant includes the entire region, Limbaugh pointed out.
“It would include Israel, which, to these people, Israel is a fraud. Israel doesn’t deserve to be there. That’s all Palestine and that’s what I think is behind the pronunciation, this insistence that it be called ISIL,” the national talk show host said.
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