The “No true Scotsman” ploy is an informal fallacy that is commonly deployed in order to maintain a specific position. For example … Person A – Islam is a religion of peace Person B – But what about ISIS? Person A – Ah but they are not “true” Muslims. Who first pointed […]

Fallacy of the week: “They” (ISIS) are not “True” Muslims

We know that the Assad regime in Syria is a brutal dictatorship, one that any decent human being would be delighted to see vanquished. there are no doubts on this issue, human Rights groups, such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have detailed how Bashar’s government and secret police routinely tortured, imprisoned, and killed […]

Syria: Replacing a brutal dictator with brutal religious thugs changes nothing.