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Submitted by Alan Miles (United States), Jan 25, 2003 at 05:25

Your "paraphrase" of his argument is fallacious.

Here's what he said:

While most Muslims are not Islamists and most Islamists are not terrorists, all Islamist terrorists are Muslims

(While Most A are not B and Most B are not C, All D are A)


Here's what you said:

while most ripe apples are not green and most green apples are not ripe, all red apples are ripe

(While Most A are not B and Most B are not A, all C are A)

Can you spot the error in your logic?
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