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Big Easy Mardi Gras Krewe Not Intimidated by ISIS

NEW ORLEANS — Dear Islamic State terrorists: You don’t intimidate the Krewe of Isis down here.  

According to the Gambit ,  “the oldest continuously parading Carnival organization in Jefferson Parish isn’t changing its name for anyone.” The rise of the terrorist group ISIS has caused no shortage of angst in otherwise unrelated organizations , such as the ISIS Wallet, a smartphone app that decided to change its name, and the Institute for Science and International Security, which is sticking with the acronym it has had for years.  

Another Mardi Gras krewe in Mobile, Ala., the Order of Isis, has decided to go with OOI. But Jefferson Parish’s all-female parade group? Not going anywhere.  

“It is our history and our name and for 42 years it has represented proud American women, many of whom have family in the military, or have served in the military themselves,” Krewe of Isis Captain Sherrell Gorman told Gambit. “We’re not giving up our name, our dignity or our identity for something like that.”  

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