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Is ISIL Islamic?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/09/11/sam-harris-calls-out-president-obama-on-the-falsehood-in-last-nights-speech-that-islam-is-fundamentally-good/

The privilege of major religions is so great that they can do no harm in the eyes of many world leaders, out of deference to the power of the religious.

President Obama declaring ISIL as not Islamic is a great recent example. The No True Scotsman fallacy used to excuse any religiously motivated violence. And, of course, the unqualified assumption that Islam is good.

It's not healthy to pretend an idea is always good.

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