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We are grateful for the response and coverage we have received from the media, but most media outlets continue to desecrate our name and even go as far as misquoting the President of the United States saying ISIS, when he only refers to the terror group as ISIL. Please sign and help the thousands of women and little girls named Isis who are suffering from this backlash caused by the media. Help us take back our name.
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Message from Isis Martinez (updated 9/18/14), the originator of this petition:
"We stand in solidarity against these terrorists and as individuals we can't do anything to stop them. We are to trust our leaders to unite and eradicate this group. However, you can help save the name of #ThousandsofWomenNamedIsis and save us from the backlash of being associated with this horrific terrorist group of monsters. 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.
I do not have the authority to name this group of monsters, nor would I want to. I am also not at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Women and children named Isis are experiencing a very real backlash due to the misuse of our name and I am only requesting that the media stop calling the terrorists by our name. so that we can take their name back and will no longer be tarnished with such a dark and gruesome label CHOSEN by the media.
Imagine someone calling Isis out on an airplane? Our name is becoming synonymous to "BOMB."
I don't think most journalists even realize the negative effect this is having on so many of our lives.I ask that you please sign this petition and help our voices be heard by the powers that be behind the news desks. We must inform them that regardless of the emotional, mental and even financial impact this is having on so many of us, accuracy in journalism is not an option, it is a responsibility. Help us ask the media to do the right thing.
Video Testimonial By Isis Martinez Created 8/23/14