johnnycee Wrote: I see again you are applying your definition of a terrorist to be only of one genre ,
I copy and pasted the legal definition our government has for terrorism. It's not "my" definition whatsoever; it's our governments.
johnnycee Wrote: in the cases you cited I am totally without memory as to what I posted as to what acts I chose to call a terror act or not,
That's why I provided links to the discussions so you can review your comments, or lack thereof. Let me know if you need any help navigating those links. I will be happy to oblige.
johnnycee Wrote:in truth in this incident I did focus on Islamic Terrorism because the individual stated as much,
How is firing on a police officer in the "name of Islam," as he is quoted, any different than Robert Lewis killing three people in the name of being a "warrior for the babies”?
johnnycee Wrote: , I don't recall if Robert Lewis claimed to be a terrorist or not as well as Dylan Storm Roof, if taken in context of an individual act of violence with only a personal sense of hatred towards his victims as the only reason, then I would say that is not an act of terrorism but the acts of a mad man.
Thankfully you don't get to define the word terrorism.
Would you call someone who thinks he's a"warrior for the babies" that kills three people a terrorist?
It seems as if someone must say they are a terrorist in order for you call them a terrorist. White people who slaughter people for political reasons seem to be mentally unstable people in your mind, but Muslims who slaughter people for political reasons are terrorists.
johnnycee Wrote: I am curious though as to why you would interject another topic to bolster your own argument , would that now be considered as a "Straw man Argument"?
I hate to break this to you, but you're thinking of a red herring. A straw man is an entirely different logical fallacy...
A red herring is when someone brings up something that doesn't have to do with the topic at hand and insists it has something to do with the topic at hand.
Me bringing up the fact that you only say something is terrorism when it is done by a Muslim is no red herring because it actually does have to do with the topic at hand. I provided two separate times we were discussing a shooting (which is what this discussion is about!!) where you either didn't contribute to the conversation or encouraged all of us to hold our horses and wait for the authorities to determine if it was terrorism.
I then said that you have a double standard when someone who is of Caucasian decent commits an act of terrorism. Since you started this discussion by suggesting this person committed an act of terrorism then your past posts are fair game and relevant to the current topic.
So I encourage you to study up on the English language (especially the difference between straw man and red herring) before suggesting that I committed a logical fallacy.