Waterboy Continues His "No True Muslim" Fallacy
At his blog:
The most obvious reason that the Commission was off-track is that Muslims do not murder innocent people. Some people find this statement outrageous. Of course Muslims murder innocent people, they say, that’s what al Qaeda does.
The problem is that, as a society, many of us have been trained to accept religion as a noncommittal affiliation or label. For example, many of the current U.S. leaders have engaged in mass murder around the world over the last ten years yet they still call themselves Christians. Anyone can see that they are not. Those who truly believe in God live by the laws of the religion they proclaim and Christians do not engage in wars of aggression or the torture and killing of other human beings.But this of course ignores the fact that many people struggle to live up to the tenets of their religion. That does not mean they are not religious; it just means they are fallible.
Ryan goes on to mention a lot of the Hopsicker nonsense:
Atta’s stripper girlfriend, Amanda Keller, said that Atta and al Shehhi “had massive supplies of cocaine” which they restocked whenever needed at one of the flight schools run by Dutch nationals in Florida. Keller said that during the time she dated him, she saw Atta do cocaine himself on multiple occasions. And, of course, Muslims don’t do cocaine or other illicit drugs.If the Truthers want to know why nobody takes them seriously, this is a pretty good reason. Amanda Keller didn't date Atta; she dated another man named Mohamed. But if you bring this up with Ryan, he wouldn't bother rebutting it; he'd just gallop onto another talking point. And an hour later, he'd again be talking about Atta's stripper girlfriend.