March 18, 2011 2:08 AM

Commentary: King's Muslim hearing put paranoia ahead of facts

He races into traffic screaming. “You fools,” he cries, “you’re in danger!’” Horns are blasting, brakes are screeching, drivers are swerving to avoid the disheveled man running down the road. “Can’t you see?” he howls. “They’re after you! They’re after all of us! Our wives, our children, everyone! They’re here already!” To understand the paranoiac terror that has gripped much of the nation where Muslims are concerned, it is helpful to recall

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

, the 1956 sci-fi movie classic, and in particular, the penultimate scene described above.

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