Jonah on Morsi

by Andrew C. McCarthy

If you haven’t read it, you should.

I’m especially glad Jonah ended with the warning — which should be obvious enough based on what Morsi has done over the last several months, but is explicit for anyone who has taken the time to study Morsi’s career — that Morsi is not a “moderate.” As I recount in Spring Fever, he has long been regarded as a hardliner in Muslim Brotherhood circles, which is to say: his zeal stands out even in a crowd of zealots. He is in the same school of thought as another hardliner heavily influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey’s strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who indignantly denies that there is any such thing as “moderate Islam” — in fact, he says the term “is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam, and that’s it.”

Jonah has Morsi pegged … and that’s it.

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