Disgust, long overdue
: The Observer points to statements by two firebrand Islamic clerics against “random atrocities” performed by al Qaeda and reports (or speculates) that, finally, at long f’ing last, we have reached the edge of their tolerance:
The statement last week was part of a phenomenon which, though its outlines are barely discernible, give us a glimpse of light at the end of ‘the war on terror’ tunnel. For, though it is gaining in many areas, the radical Islamic militant movement labelled ‘al-Qaeda’ is beginning to lose public support in others.
So 3,000 dead doesn’t do this. But a few distasateful beheadings and “collateral damage” of dead Muslims does. Whatever.