5 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Conceal fallacy.

Reader comment on item: Strange Sex Stories from the Muslim World

Submitted by Usf (Saudi Arabia), Jul 2, 2009 at 00:49

Daniel Pipes,

You do realize that the majority of your "case studies" involve underaged girls in divorce cases, right? That being said, you also do realize that the majority of said cases take place in tribal regions, the occupants of which are uneducated and - let's say- culturally challenged. Thus, it is not at all expected of these people to know much about anything, much less Islamic law.

Given the above, all cases you mention and discuss are isolated, deviant cases. It is too hasty a generalization to claim that these individuals constitute the archetypes of Islamic culture. As rebuttal, it only seems fair that I create a weblog showcasing the many ways in which Christians have contradicted the teachings of Jesus. I wouldn't, however, for the simple reason that Islam condemns any acts of disrespect towards other religions.

Concealing the fact that such cases are isolated, deviant incidents is a fallacy....

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Conceal fallacy. by Usf

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)