Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Reuters Deploys an Oddly Complimentary Adjective to Describe the Muslim Brotherhood

With Islamists making great strides in the Egyptian election, Reuters has taken to describing the Muslim Brotherhood (an outfit dedicated to global jihad which sees dying in its cause as the height of human aspiration) as--get this--"pragmatic".

Pragmatic is defined as:
  1. Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
  2. Philosophy. Of or relating to pragmatism.
  3. Relating to or being the study of cause and effect in historical or political events with emphasis on the practical lessons to be learned from them.
  4. Archaic.
    1. Active; busy.
    2. Active in an officious or meddlesome way.
    3. Dogmatic; dictatorial.
Presumably Reuters isn't using it in its "Archaic" sense (especially "c")--although, ironically enough, that's the only meaning that does describe the power-mad MuBros.

A few of the happy "pragmatists" in action

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