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  # 1748207 26-Mar-2017 17:57
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Maybe. It's perfectly possible to be born and raised in Britain and not be British in anything but the nationality on your passport. 

 

 

Oh dear... the "not a real [something]" fallacy. The definition of "British" is "people of Great Britain". He was born there, therefore he is British.

 

Why is it not possible for a British person to be an ISIL sympathiser?

 

This is part of the whole "us" and "them" mentality promoted by the powers that be. They can't afford for us to think that some of "us" (presumably reasonable, rational people) could agree with "them" (wild-eyed terrorists intent on killing all of "us"). The last thing wanted is for us to imagine that there *could* be a reasonable basis to this dispute... much easier to declare a "war"!

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may consider it a fallacy, but rest assured many people do not. Just as many people here do not regard people born here from Chinese parents as Kiwis.....








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And just as many people in parts of the USA enjoy prancing around in sheets with pointy hoods. And just as many people are ruled by their prejudices and ignorance. That does not make it right, or even correct. You need to listen to some of the things you are saying.

 

 





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  # 1748221 26-Mar-2017 18:22
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Geektastic:

 

frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

Maybe. It's perfectly possible to be born and raised in Britain and not be British in anything but the nationality on your passport. 

 

 

Oh dear... the "not a real [something]" fallacy. The definition of "British" is "people of Great Britain". He was born there, therefore he is British.

 

Why is it not possible for a British person to be an ISIL sympathiser?

 

This is part of the whole "us" and "them" mentality promoted by the powers that be. They can't afford for us to think that some of "us" (presumably reasonable, rational people) could agree with "them" (wild-eyed terrorists intent on killing all of "us"). The last thing wanted is for us to imagine that there *could* be a reasonable basis to this dispute... much easier to declare a "war"!

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may consider it a fallacy, but rest assured many people do not. Just as many people here do not regard people born here from Chinese parents as Kiwis.....

 

 

This is getting way OT now but it's not just people, it's Government agencies as well. What's somebody such as that supposed to select when you have a Census (or other data) that gives you the option of selecting "NZ European" or "Asian"?

 

 


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