Isis and terror don’t go to­gether

Isis Town and Country - - News -

WITH ter­ror­ism on the minds of mil­lions around the coun­try the hum­ble town of Childers has gone vi­ral over its name.

Isis and its name was thrown into the spot­light thanks to Aus­tralia’s pop­u­lar morn­ing shows.

Seven’s Sun­rise and nine’s TO­DAY show broad­casted from the re­gion for a tiny snip­pet of the Isis re­gion.

Isis lo­cals stood strong in de­fence of its name and re­fus­ing a name change.

Pas­sion­ate lo­cals and peo­ple from around the coun­try took to so­cial me­dia voic­ing their opin­ions on the topic.

So­cial me­dia was in­un­dated with com­ments about Isis and its mean­ing.

The Sun­rise Face­book page re­ceived 200 com­ments, many pas­sion­ate on keep­ing the name.

Cr Tony Ric­cia­rdi spoke out on Sun­rise sup­port­ing its name and the history of the re­gion.

Anne Win­ters from Brisbane said Isis Shire had been around longer than the ter­ror­ists

David Billy Ni­chol­son said change the name that’s an­other vic­tory for the grubs and a loss to us.

The re­gion is safe know­ing their name is safe for now as so­cial me­dia has voiced its sup­port to not al­low ter­ror­ists to force their be­liefs into their re­gion. The Isis dis­trict will stand up and won’t al­low terror in their com­mu­nity.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

NO NAME CHANGE: The ex-Isis Shire name in the fir­ing lines for a change. Res­i­dents say no.

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