Apparently, the breaking news as of 5:06 Eastern Standard Time -- I say as I gently but firmly and professionally touch my finger to the receiver in my ear, Brian Williams style -- is that the Morsi regime in Egypt has fallen to a military coup.
Robert Spencer's introductory blurb to the report on Jihad Watch is guardedly optimistic:
This doesn't mean, of course, that Sharia and Islamization are dead in Egypt. It isn't even necessarily the end of Muslim Brotherhood rule. We shall see.
That has to be one of the most bizarre locutions I have seen there in a long time. Spencer, as the creator and author of Jihad Watch blog, is standing on a mountaintop of a volcano higher than Mt. Everest gushing over daily with the evil lava of data about Muslim supremacism, violence, fanaticism and sociopathology. From that mountain of information standing amid a veritable ocean of dots screaming to be connected, no one in his right mind would be guardedly optimistic about the prospect of millions of Muslims reforming overnight.
Rose-colored glasses may make Islam look better than it is, but even with lipstick, a pig is still a pig, and expecting it to evolve into a loyal and friendly dog would be clinically optimistic.
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What happened to all those millions and millions (and millions and millions) of democracy-loving "secularist" Muslims whom Spencer and quite a few Jihad Watch readers were touting as the best thing since sliced hummus?
"Revolution of the People" as the greatest thing since sliced baba ganoush.