According to the WND, Stephen Coughlin is a “noted specialist on Islamic law and ideology … who has been cited as an expert for the Pentagon.” Coughlin works for the Center for Security Policy, Frank Gaffney’s group. His grand idea is that “a coalition of Islamists and Marxists is working to destroy the United States.” I suppose he forgot the gays; so much for his expertise (or perhaps they are already covered under “Marxists” and/or “Islamists”). His contract with the Pentagon was, by the way, not renewed, for obvious reasons, though WND neglected to mention this. According to his fans, including the Washington Times, Coughlin was persecuted. So it goes.
Diagnosis: Yes, one of those.