David Cameron Says BBC Use Of 'Islamic State' Causes Muslims 'Despair'
This is not the first time the British prime minister has requested the BBC use the term "Daesh" instead.By Ryan Biek | January 18, 2016
British Prime Minister David Cameron and a BBC Radio presenter butted heads Monday over the use of the term "Islamic State" instead of "Daesh."
Cameron said Muslims will "despair" at the BBC's choice of words. His interviewer, Sarah Montague, said that was a decision for the BBC's upper echelons.
Cameron himself only officially switched to "Daesh" in December, though he's requested the BBC follow suit before.