On Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry tweeted a photo of his meeting with Hollywood studio executives where they discussed how to shape and counter the narrative surrounding ISIS:
According to Variety, all the big-wigs were there, from Universal, DreamWorks, Disney, Sony, to 20th Century Fox and everything in between. The meeting lasted 90 minutes and one attendee said they exchanged ideas and brainstormed about "how to involve storytellers in regions afflicted or threatened by ISIS, as a way to counter the narratives promulgated by the terrorist organization."
The preferred term here is "Daesh," as it is said to anger ISIS leaders because it undercuts their claim to statehood.
Pamela Geller responded in expected fashion to this news:
Uh oh. Get ready for a slew of movies showing us how the Islamic State is not Islamic.
Trust me, you won’t be getting any movies that reflect reality. You won’t be getting movies where the terrorists are Muslim. They’ll still be Russians and Serbs.
Instead, you’ll be getting “Daesh.”
Geller also pointed out how ironic it was that this group who has done its best to damage the image of America and American values around the world spent time discussing "America's image around the world."