Seraphic Secret is fascinated by the internal contradictions which characterize the Muslim Brotherhood’s current power grab in Egypt, and America’s sudden lack of interest in the so-called Arab Spring.
It was not too long ago that Hosni Mubarak was scorned as a new Egyptian Pharaoh. He was deposed by an uneasy alliance of naive students, secular Marxist/Socialists, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Barack Hussein Obama’s acquiescence. The New York Times assured its oh-so-sophisticated readers that this was the dawn of a new Arab democracy movement, with Thomas Friedman singing the praises of Egyptian cell phone and Facebook users. As if going digital were a sign of Jeffersonian enlightenment.
Those of us who actually have some experience with the Arab Muslim world warned that the so-called Arab Spring was, in fact, a Jihadist triumph. But we were called anti-democratic because the Egyptian people voted, and how can one argue with a majority?
Of course, a lynch mob is also a majority, but it’s still a lynch mob.