Isis Martinez starts petition to stop calling jihadists 'ISIS'

September 22, 2014 11:48 PM

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Isis Martinez was named after her mother, who was named by her Cuban grandfather after reading a book about Isis, the Egyptian goddess of magic and giver of life.

But these days, Martinez says, most people associate her name with Islamic State. Although the group is sometimes referred to as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), it’s known to many by the banner under which it first grabbed headlines: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

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