ISIS, Islam and reductio ad absurdum

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Although I don’t match her terms here exactly, this meme is a response to remarks such as this from Hillary:

Online or offline, the bottom line is that we are in a contest of ideas against an ideology of hate, and we have to win. Let’s be clear though: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.

Of course, I believe that there are fine Muslims, but if terrorism (i.e. ISIS) doesn’t have anything to do with Islam, then neither do the leaders of Iran or Saudi Arabia—and btw, Saudi Arabia is OG Islam central. So, it is at least not true that Islam has nothing to do with ISIS by reductio ad absurdum.

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