Speaking of phobias (updated)

The charge of Islamophobia rings out at home and from our sworn enemies abroad, too, almost constantly. Yet who is truly irrationally afraid of whom? Pat Santy, of Dr. Sanity, posts an insightful examination of the psychological projection behind the irrational and exaggerated fear of the West underlying the radical Islam project in today's world. ... their own phobia about the West, America, and Israel, which has gone far beyond anything a civilized person could say was reasonable, is completely paranoid and psychotic. [....]A phobia is defined as... "an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation."She links to John R. Thompson in the Examiner, who reminds us:Throughout most of the Muslim world, in madrassas and mosques, in the press and on television, with hardly a voice countering the calumnies, the United States is charged, tried and convicted as the world's modern leader in genocide aimed at Muslims....(Read Full Post)