[lit-ideas] Re: Moderate Muslims

  • From: "Judith Evans" <judithevans1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 18:02:04 +0100

I'm sorry, Eric, but this does not answer the question,
are there any moderate Muslims in the Middle East. 

Also -- and hence my snipe -- if what Simon and I say
about the rise of extremism among Muslims and the
war on Iraq (etc.) commits the Fallacy of Hasty Generalization 
then so does the piece you posted.

I add that I, of course, do not believe Simon's and my
statements do commit the F og HG (you may conclude
that I don't think this piece does either, my point is
that Lawrence will not bring his somewhat blunt, and decidedly
flawed,  Logic (ha) Guns to bear on you


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Yost" <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 5:36 PM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Moderate Muslims

> >>(lol)
> Yes, but the article concisely states the marrow of the 
> discussion.
> 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 ...
> There's lots of evidence that what Sam Harris wrote is true. 
> What's the evidence against his statement above?
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