Category Archives: Prize for Slothful Induction

Islamic Terrorism and Slothful Induction, part CXII

From the Gatestone Institute: In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI said what no Pope had ever dared to say — that there is a link between violence and Islam. Ten years later, Pope Francis never calls those responsible for anti-Christian violence … Continue reading

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A new award, for the ‘Esau Problem’

Yes, I’m going to introduce a new annual award, to sit alongside the Tony Abbott Award for ‘No true Scotsman …’ errors and the Catherine Burn Prize for Slothful Induction. This will be the Zbigniew Brzezinski Prize for Myopia, in honour of … Continue reading

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Islamic terrorism and slothful induction, part LXXIV

Yes, I know, I know. But they keep on indulging in it. So I have to keep writing about it. Anyway, it’s not me this time. It’s Steve Sailer who takes the mickey. And superbly, too.

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The ‘good news’ story as a manifestation of psychological denial

Douglas Murray makes a notable and important observation: Currently we are in one of our interim periods of denial. The care being taken to change the name by which we call IS is just one demonstration of this. Such attempts … Continue reading

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Slothful Induction & Islamic Terrorism

Going through my weekly reading pile, I found this snippet about this week’s Prime Minister’s recent visit to the United States, prepared by the Daily Tele’s Simon Benson: Later that day, Turnbull delivered a speech to the DC-based think tank … Continue reading

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Slothful Induction & Islamic Terrorism: Philadelphia Shooting

It just never stops. There are no depths of inanity which these people will not plumb, in order to avoid an unpalatable fact. Here’s what happened: Man shoots policeman in Philadelphia, in the US. Man claims to have committed the shooting in … Continue reading

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Islamic Terrorism and Slothful Induction: honourable exceptions

Having done our duty to draw attention to the abominable slothful induction with regard to islamic terrorism on the part of our authorities, we are happy to say that we can balance that yang with yin provided by three commentators writing in last … Continue reading

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Prize for Slothful Induction: Catherine Burn in the running for a second year

Long-time readers of the blog will remember Catherine Burn, the Deputy Commissioner of the NSW Police, whose initial response to Man Haron Monis’ islam-fuelled violence in Sydney late last year with the words:  We still don’t know what the motivation … Continue reading

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