Wednesday, August 01, 2007


I write a post on projection and paranoia, and, shazam! , suddenly there appears the most perfect example of projection I have had the pleasure of witnessing in my professional lifetime.

You simply have to shake your head in wonder and awe at the amount of self-delusion, hypocrisy, as well as the self-serving (and probably deliberate) tone of victimhood exhibited by the author.

Siggy has much more to say about Issa Khalaf's delusions of Palestinian grandeur and Jewish "psychosis":

The Closing of the Jewish Mind is spectacular example of Arab drivel that poses as ‘Arab intellectualism.’ Published in that beacon of Arab progressive thought, Egyptian government controlled Al Ahram, Oxford educated Issa Khalaf seriously expects his readers to believe that Jews and not Arabs, are burdened with psychosis. Seriously.

The Arab world has failed in every endeavor they have attempted, with the singular exception of Jew hatred. Indeed, if there were a Jew hatred Olympics, the Arab world would sweep the medals. Try this magnificent example of Khalaf’s bigotry on for size:

There is also that Jewish political tribalism, one whose roots extend deep into the past, whose fundamentalist holy men justify the taking of Arab life, the killing of Arab children, in juxtaposition to the superior sanctity of Jewish life and Jewish children.

(Talk about Khalaf’s hubris. It isn’t Jewish ‘tribalism’ that is threatening Christians. See this, this, this and this, for starters)....

Incredibly, Khalaf goes on to note that
The Palestinians are strikingly unburdened by the pathologies of their oppressors, not least of all because they do not reciprocate their occupier’s widespread racism…Yet unlike their tormentors, they’ve not lost their humanity and essential decency, their acceptance of their enemy’s humanity, their cultural generosity of spirit and life, their respect for the sacredness of all life, their sanity. I can’t imagine that Palestinian soldiers would cruelly and coolly remain unmoved — devoid of an abiding sense of rescue — by a Jewish mother dying in her house as her children watched in fear and horror.
(What immediately comes to mind are the images of frenzied Palestinians, dancing with joy, holding the entrails of two Israelis after they were lynched and butchered.) WARNING: graphic images.

Read the entire takedown of Khalaf at SC&A. If Khalaf and the Palestinians are "strikingly unburdened" by anything, it is a committment to reality.

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