Are you confused by these three terms? Essentially they are the same thing. The Islamic state group has rebranded and been branded several times. The group leaders would like to be known simply as the Islamic State. Why because this name brings to mind the groups recognition and propagation of the caliphate which is a state led by a supreme religious and political leader known as a caliph. Mohammed was the first of these.
The name ISIS comes from this groups invasion of Syria ISIS stands for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The other name is The Islamic State in the Levant. This is the Levant as you can see it takes up a lot of the world. This is the term used by US president Obama and his administration.
The Levant (/ləˈvænt/; Arabic: المشرق /ʔal-maʃriq/) is an approximate historical geographical term referring to a large area in the eastern Mediterranean. In its widest historical sense, the Levant included all of the eastern Mediterranean with its islands, that is, it included all of the countries along the eastern Mediterranean shores, extending from Greece to Cyrenaica. The term Levant entered English in the late 15th century from French. It derives from the Italian Levante, meaning “rising”, implying the rising of the sun in the east. As such, it is broadly equivalent to the Arabic term Mashriq, ‘the land where the sun rises’. The western counterpart in Arabic is the Maghreb,and Ponente in Italian, meaning ‘west, where the sun sets’.
The name Daesh was announced to be used by the French government(Daech spelled in French) This is the full Arabic name for the Islamic state group (Al-Dawla Al-Islamiya fi Iraz wa ash-Sham. It is sometimes spelled Daiish or Da’esh.
Whatever it is called it is growing. It is not some little rag tag group. They have billions of dollars from the oil fields seized in that region. Their purpose is to spread Islam all over the world. This conflict between East and West, Muslims and Christians is nothing new. It spawned the crusades and the takeover of Alexandria and Egypt in the 7th century.
It is a real threat do you think that will that kind of money and following they cannot get the materials for a bomb, recruit brilliant persons of dubious mentality? Send women to bomb markets? Shoot up innocent people all over the world? This is a brutal group and the rest of the world needs to stand up to them or perish. It is not a war of polite people this is a war against extremism. The world including our president needs to wake up and take the lead to stop these brutal people from murdering more innocent people. The next step could be a bomb of biblical proportions. These are not religious people that just want to follow their religion they want to beat us over the head until we all succumb and are added to the caliphate.