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Flawed logic

Reader comment on item: The Causes of Terrorism: It's Not about Money

Submitted by Reader (United States), Jan 9, 2006 at 07:53

Just because X was himself rich, does NOT mean that he might have had no concern for the economic conditions of his community AT LARGE.

The thesis that X does it for getting rich could be false - but not that X might be doing it to address the economic issue. These are two separate arguments.

I'm NOT supporting or justifying their extremism or wrong actions - just pointing to the flaw in your own logic.
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