[lit-ideas] Re: Moderate Muslims

  • From: Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 12:07:18 -0700

Eeric wrote:

> Sam Harris wrote: There is every reason to believe that a terrifying
> number of the world's Muslims now view all political and moral
> questions in terms of their affiliation with Islam. This leads them
> to rally to the cause of other Muslims no matter how sociopathic
> their behavior. This benighted religious solidarity may be the
> greatest problem facing civilization ...

This is a paradigm of the sort of reasoning ('Harris says...') Lawrence
Simon for using. Adding that there's plenty of evidence that Harris is right
(without saying what it is) gets us no further. Of course, this may not have
been meant as an argument. It's hard to tell.

Robert Paul

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