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Subject:  Re: Lets Not Jump To Conclusions!!!! Date:  4/23/2013  10:03 PM
Author:  HMALETTER Number:  679242 of 876074

When it comes to Muslim terrorists, there's really not much discussion about generalizing, they make up more than three quarters of the terrorists in the world.

You don't see the logical fallacy here?

Let me simplify it for you. If there were 100 acts of terrorism committed each year and 99 of them were committed by Whozits and only one by a Whatzit, that doesn't mean 99 percent of Whozits are terrorists or that Whozits are more likely to commit terrorism than Whatzits.

I fully understand that 99% of Muslims are not terrorists. But yes, they are more likely to commit terrorist acts than any other group.
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