A family are calling for people to stop referring to terror group Islamic State as ISIS…OK. Why?
… to avoid confusion with their eight-year-old's name.Ummm, what? And when did Aussie families become quivering masses of neuroses?
The Leskiens were adamant this was not about race or religion but about the safety of their daughter.
'I just want her name to be safe and be what it's meant to be,' Mr Leskien said.
'All I really want is to go back to my quiet simple life. We’re just simple people.'Really? Well, if you say so…
Mr Leskien said his 13-year-old son, Maximus, had already had to defend his sister's name at school.Oh, this just has to be a wind-up! Not to be outdone, the US moron contingent says “Me too, me too!”:
A U.S. woman named Isis Martinez has started up the Thousands of Women and Girls Named Isis, Petition Media to Stop Calling the Terrorists by Our Name petition, asking people to show their support to 'save' the name.
'You can help save the name of #ThousandsofWomenNamedIsis and save us from the backlash of being associated with this horrific terrorist group of monsters,' Ms Martinez wrote in a post on the petition./facepalm
'Little girls, especially in the United States, named Isis have reported bullying while women with the name are facing negative associations through their employment and in public places like airports, airplanes even at times being called terrorists themselves.
'These shameful excuses for human beings should not have been assigned an English acronym with the name of thousands of women and children but there's still time to change the course of this path and more accurate names available.'‘Assigned’ a name? By whom? Is there a National Name Coordination Unit for these things?
So far the care2 petition - which was started by Isis Martinez - has attracted almost 33,000 signatures.No doubt Lord Grantham’s dog is a signatory…