So, I read some comments by the founder of Tea Party Nation today in an upshot article. His Anti-Muslim speech brings up a theme which has been more prevalent since the so-called "Ground Zero" mosque. I've been so frustrated hearing people's views - I created this blog post to set forth my view on matter.
· Muslims did not attack us on 9/11. I cannot emphasize this enough. While it is factually accurate that all of the men who attacked us were Muslim, this does not mean all Muslims attacked us. Let me give you an example:
o “Muslims attacked us on 9/11 because all of the attackers were Muslims”
o “Men attacked us on 9/11 because all of the attackers were Male”
Both of the "justifications" are literally true, but most sane people would laugh out loud at the second reason. The first one should be equally laughable.
· But wait - what about the fact their motivation was "Islam"?
o If we put a man to death for rape and his reason was a desire for women, should all people with a desire for women be put to death?
o Equivocating all Muslims to the attackers of 9/11 is the same thing. Remember: Hitler's motivation, at least in part, was "Christianity".
So, now that I've indisputably cleared that up, (and I rarely make my arguments in such stark terms, but any other result here is a logical falsity and is just plain wrong) I wanted to say that using this argument for political gain or fear politics just sickens me.Case in point for the Tea Party Nation founder from the article mentioned above, " I learned everything I needed to know about tolerance on September 11th".
Then you sir, are an idiot.