Obama Strikes Back – Administration Reconsidering Position of U.S. as Shield of Israel…

WHY Why is Obama doing what he’s doing, meddling in the middle east and sneaking around to get this Iran ‘deal’ fixed? There has to be a good reason and I just cannot believe he’s really a muslim or that he truly wants to destroy America. I mean, to think that was his motivation…. is unthinkably depressing….


Is Mehdi Hasan a True Scotsman?

always entertaining; Mehdi Hasan

Shiraz Socialist

Cover Story: “How Islamic is Islamic State?”
Mehdi Hasan argues that the Quran cannot be blamed for violent political extremism

From Wikipedia:
No true Scotsman is an informal fallacy, an ad hoc attempt to retain an unreasoned assertion. When faced with a counterexample to a universal claim (“no Scotsman would do such a thing”), rather than denying the counterexample or rejecting the original universal claim, this fallacy modifies the subject of the assertion to exclude the specific case or others like it by rhetoric, without reference to any specific objective rule (“no true Scotsman would do such a thing”


A simple rendition of the fallacy:

Person A: “No Scotsman puts sugar on his porridge.”
Person B: “But my uncle Angus likes sugar with his porridge.”
Person A: “Ah yes, but no true Scotsman puts sugar on his porridge.”

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