It appears that the Egyptian students’ glorious Facebook revolution may be quite shortlived and about to be hijacked in broad daylight by masses of Islamic riffraff. Here is a (longish) link to one report, but the story is already old news:
Those who don’t understand history are destined to repeat it. And this time the people who have so far willfully ignored history are none other than the sheltered, delusional, Facebook wielding hipster Egyptian students who had a ridiculous romantic idea of their “people” and their capacity to embrace “democracy”… It is amazing how the revolutionaries who have so far been adamantly calling for revenge and punishment of Mubarak and his cronies, seem to be caught off-guard with the sudden change of posture and agenda on the part of their Islamist brethren… It turns out that the Islamists now believe that “There was no deal” with regards to coexistence and can’t wait to establish their “Sharia”! Who would have thought that this could happen from a proud people that has given the world Mohammed Atta and Eiman Al-Zawahiri?!
While things are in flux, there is a chance for repressive Secularism, enforced by the Egyptian Army which is still in charge. However the hope for Freedom and Democracy is evidently even more far-fetched now than it seemed to skeptics from the get-go. It would be wise for the Facebook romantics to do a headcount of themselves and get interested in recent Iranian History, Then they might decide to back the Army and work to establish a stable military regime that safeguards civil life with better accountabikity and transparency than under Mubarak. Or else, they can try to go with the flow and evetually have to hide or be decimated by Islamists whose affinity for violence tops anything seen before.
Once again, It’s Islam Stupid…