In the UK they’re ISIL, ISIS or just plain IS. In Germany they are called ISO, in France they are just plain old EI and our American cousins prefer the term, ‘muslims’. The group, itself, likes the name “Daesh” and this is becoming a problem for news media around the world.
However, a solution is at hand as the popular BBC TV children’s programme, Blue Peter, in association with IS, is to launch a competition to give one lucky viewer the chance to officially rename the group in a ceremony to be held on the Christmas Eve edition of the show.
The lucky winner will get to rename the organisation, design their official flag, a range of Royal Mail stamps and, of course, receive the coveted, Blue Peter Badge, which will give them free access to all holy sites in the Middle East should there be any left standing by Christmas.
Presenter, Barney Harwood, says he’s really looking forward to the Christmas Special where ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, will present the award before singing carols around the advent wreath with the Chalk Farm Salvation Army Band.