Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Arab Springs Eternal...

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.

Further reading:  

See one flight below; or, if you're too lazy to scroll down, click here:

The Egyptian flu


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? 

Spencer himself reports how the new Egyptian constitution, the fruit of this new "Revolution of the People", is simply repeating the central role of Islam in politics and society, which understandably dismays Coptic Christians who, like so many Jihad Watch Softies, obtusely hailed this new
"Revolution of the People" as the greatest thing since sliced baba ganoush.


Always On Watch said...

To my knowledge, Mr. Spencer doesn't comment very often on Obama.

I will do so, however.

Any movement in the Middle East that Obama doesn't support is, by default, better than the Middle Eastern movements that Obama does support (either overtly or covertly).

Obama's statement about Morsi's overthrow was much stronger than any of his statements about Benghazi.

Ergo, even though I'm not optimistic about Egypt -- Don't the majority of the people there still support shari'a law? -- the weakening of the Muslim Brotherhood is a good thing.

Problem is, when the MB weakens, some other Islamomania moves into that vacuum.

In my view, the best that we can hope for is Muslims who are nominal Muslims. Again, there's a problem with this as well: nominal Muslims can always be revived.

Iola said...