Hesperado’s Third Law

by Hesperado on August 23, 2011

in "moderate muslims", counterjihad, Hesperado (team member), Islam

by Hesperado

I’m getting better at keeping these “laws” concise. Here goes.

Hesperado’s Third Law

Given what we know about Islam, we cannot sufficiently tell the difference between the ostensibly harmless Muslims and the dangerous Muslims — and therefore we must assume all Muslims are equally dangerous.

(For more details, see my latest essay on this.)

For my first two “laws”, see:

Hesperado’s Law

Hesperado’s Second Law

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1 Zenster August 25, 2011 at 6:48 pm

… we cannot sufficiently tell the difference between the harmless Muslims and the dangerous Muslims…

Ummmmmm … no.

Your putative logic is predicated upon a false premise. Namely, that there exist “harmless Muslims” or “moderate Muslims” or whatever other stripe of a supposedly innocuous breed of Islam exists according to your own predominant PCMC model.

2 Hesperado August 25, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Zenster,

Good point. In previous formulations of this, I have inserted the key adverb “ostensibly” before “harmless”. I am now going to edit this post accordingly.

3 Hesperado August 25, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Zenster,

P.S.: To be fair to myself, however, I did point the reader of my “law” above to read the lengthier version of this on my blog, for more details.

Readers who go there would, for example, find this, which adequately covers your objection:

“The explanatory elaboration would be:

“Given what we know (or should know, by now) about Islam, we cannot discern, with an adequate margin of error, the difference between the putatively harmless Muslims (even granted that they exist in great numbers) and the actually or potentially dangerous Muslims — and therefore, in order to protect our societies from the horrific consequences which the latter can cause us, we must treat all Muslims as equally dangerous.”

Still, the “ostensibly” is needed here, for those readers who do not have the time or inclination to click a link and read further.

4 Zenster August 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Given what we know (or should know, by now) about Islam, we cannot discern, with an adequate margin of error, the difference between the putatively harmless Muslims (even granted that they exist in great numbers) and the actually or potentially dangerous Muslims — and therefore, in order to protect our societies from the horrific consequences which the latter can cause us, we must treat all Muslims as equally dangerous.

As is so often the case, we are (now) in violent, raucous, agreement. In the absence of delving any further, your clarification was both vital and significant.

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