Does Protection from Evil protect against Fear in Pathfinder?
Note that Protection from Evil is written a little differently in Pathfinder than in D&D 3.5:
Second, the subject immediately receives another saving throw (if one was allowed to begin with) against any spells or effects that possess or exercise mental control over the creature (including enchantment [charm] effects and enchantment [compulsion] effects)... (Pathfinder Core p. 328)
The Fear spell is necromancy [fear, mind-affecting] (p. 281). I would consider it an attempt to exercise mental control, since it has the [mind-affecting] descriptor, and you are trying to make them take an action (drop what they're holding, and flee in terror). However, the rules seem murky on this point.
Can anyone either confirm or refute that Protection from Evil/Good is proof against Fear?