“Towards the end of the exchange, I became emotional. I could no longer hear Mr. Horowitz speaking and so did not even hear his injection of Hezbollah’s credo of ‘rounding up’ Jews in his last tangent. I could no longer contain my anger at being implicitly and improperly labeled a terrorist, an anti-Semite, and a proponent of genocide. The answer I was coerced into giving grossly misrepresented my beliefs and ideologies.”Yeah, whatever. But what I really wanted to talk about was a great article in which four psychiatrists are hired by Front Page Magazine to talk about why she would say such a thing and then apologize for it in such a half-hearted and victimized way. It's really very long, and they talk about "Muslims" in general a lot, which might strike some as uncomfortable, but for people like myself who are intersted in psychology and why people behave the way they do, it's great. Here is an interesting passage from it:
"She admitted that she couldn’t contain her rage. This shows who has the problem. Second, Robert Spencer also gets kudos for parsing the layers of denial in its verbiage. Denial is the psychological shield Albahri throws up to protect her shame-filled self from being found out as to the fraud she really is. Why? Because she comes from Arab tribal culture and Islam, which completely devalues the female. She lacks a stable healthy sense of self. Her need to hate the Jew is really her own “anti-Semite” self-hatred projected onto the Jew. She attacks because she is envious of the Jew and the fact that Islam is deeply indebted to Judaism but could never really acknowledge that debt. Having been brainwashed from a young age by being fed a steady diet of garbage about Jews, she moves to annihilate them — and me."I don't quite know if I agree with all of that without knowing more about Albahri's life and the way she thinks, but it does make you wonder, doesn't it?