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Anyone that says we should build the Ground Zero Mosque is an American-hating liberal.
Ad Hominem
AKA Ad Hominem Abusive, Personal Attack

Category: Fallacies of Relevance (Red Herrings) → Ad hominems (Genetic Fallacies)

Translated from Latin to English, "ad Hominem" means "against the man" or "against the person."

An ad Hominem is a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument. Typically, this fallacy involves two steps. First, an attack against the character of person making the claim, her circumstances, or her actions is made (or the character, circumstances, or actions of the person reporting the claim). Second, this attack is taken to be evidence against the claim or argument the person in question is making (or presenting). This type of "argument" has the following form:

  1. Person A makes claim X.
  2. Person B makes an attack on person A.
  3. Therefore A's claim is false.
The reason why an ad Hominem (of any kind) is a fallacy is that the character, circumstances, or actions of a person do not (in most cases) have a bearing on the truth or falsity of the claim being made (or the quality of the argument being made).

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 861 Total Answer Attempts   35%
 302 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 559 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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302 - Ad Hominem
53 - Personal Attack
37 - Poisoning the Well
34 - Hasty Generalization
34 - Biased Generalization
30 - Guilt by Association
30 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
27 - Appeal to Spite
24 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
24 - Appeal to Ridicule
24 - Peer Pressure
23 - False Dilemma
23 - Fallacy of Division
22 - Appeal to Emotion
18 - Red Herring
16 - Appeal to Fear
15 - Appeal to Belief
14 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
14 - Confusing Cause and Effect
13 - Genetic Fallacy
10 - Fallacy of Composition
10 - Begging the Question
9 - Post Hoc
8 - Appeal to Popularity
6 - Burden of Proof
6 - Special Pleading
6 - Misleading Vividness
5 - Slippery Slope
5 - Appeal to Tradition
4 - Middle Ground
4 - Appeal to Authority
3 - Appeal to Pity
2 - Relativist Fallacy
2 - Ignoring a Common Cause
1 - Gambler's Fallacy
1 - Appeal to Common Practice
1 - Appeal to Novelty
1 - Appeal to Flattery

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