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We need a term similar to 'Stockholm Syndrom' to describe this phenomenon.

Reader comment on item: The Left ♥ CAIR, MPAC, et al.
in response to reader comment: Israel: Softness on racist Arab attackers vs heavy-handed on Jewish defenders (Beer Sheva murderous attacker eliminated by civilian who police took his gun)

Submitted by Prashant (United Kingdom), Mar 23, 2022 at 06:12

Dear Dr Pipes, This note is regarding your original post 'Left loves CAIR' and reader Alex's letter about law enforcement being soft on the racist Arabs while cracking down on the Jewish defenders. A lot of the behavior of the Islamists and the response of the governments and people to them defies logic. Muslims do whatever they do shamelessly and, when questioned, call the questioners racists. In response, our academics and young left-leaning liberals stand up in support of the Islamists. This combined behavior is somewhat like the good old Stockholm Syndrome but not completely like it. Sometimes it appears that, to the left, any one who is protesting is right.

I think this kind of behavior is something psychologists should study and try to explain. Giving scientific names to things helps in explaining and understanding them. We need a name for people's sympathies for inconsiderate people and miscreants.

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