Decoding Daesh: Why Is the New Name for ISIS so Hard to Understand? Arabic translator Alice Guthrie cuts through the western cultural biases to explain what's really a straight-forward idea. #link You were reading Decoding Daesh: Why Is the New Name for ISIS so Hard to Understand?, a link posted with comment by MacDara Conroy. It is filed under Comment and was published in November 2015. If you liked what you read here, you can follow this site on Twitter @MacDaraBlogs or via reader feed, and find many more entries in the Archive. Share this entry on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook or Google+, or by email.