In the past many years this site has been up, we have posted, and even produced many examples of weaponized language by Islam and their fellow travelers, cultural-Marxists.
We even produced a series of videos on it, one of which is linked here.
But this one needs its own post as its such a classical example of an entry level logical fallacy it would be funny if the stakes were not life and death for many of us.
The fallacy has to do with how a logical argument is constructed.
Here is a philosophy 101 example:
Premise: All trees are plants
Argument: all plants are green
Conclusion: Trees are green
This would be correct. If all plants are green, and if all trees are plants, then it must follow that all trees are green.
The fact that the premise is wrong, that not all plants are green, does not change the validity of the argument. If the premise is correct then so is the conclusion.
large set ‘plants’ = green. Subset trees included in large set ‘plants’. Therefore trees, the subset share attribute of larger set.
But here is one that doesn’t work:
Premise: All trees are green.
Argument: Trees are plants
Conclusion: All plants are green.
Of course this doesn’t follow because the larger set does not have to share attributes with the subset. If all trees are green then all trees are green. That doesn’t tell us anything about the larger set plants.
There are other ways that the equation can be done incorrectly or to lead to a false conclusion. But lets look at the way one authoritative Muslim leader, a professor actually, used the formula in Turkey:
“Salah [prayer] is not done by animals. Those who do not do salah are animals.” — Turkish Professor Mustafa Askar, School of Divinity, Ankara University
Islamic prayer is not done by animals
Non believers do not do Islamic prayer
Therefore non-believers are animals.
This is the kind of reasoning that gets hundreds of millions of people murdered over the centuries.
The fact that this equation also makes rocks, stars, plants, galaxies, the crud found stuck under tables at diners also “animals” doesn’t matter once you abandon reason.
Here is an example of how a related logical formula could work:
Premise: Ice cream sandwiches melt in the sun
Argument: Rocks do not melt in the sun
Conclusion: Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them