Asa'ad Abukhalil aka Angry Arab:
The disaster of the Brotherhood is that they don't have any viable options anymore: if the MB gives up power, they will be exposed for their utter bankruptcy and for failing to deliver on their promises only after one year in power. And if they stick to power, they will also reinforce the fears and perceptions that they are not truly democratic. For secular Arabs, these are good times. Who could have predicted that that the Brotherhood would lose their luster, promise, and credibility after mere months in power? This is quite amazing. If the Brotherhood in any Arab country raises the slogan of the "Islamic solution", people know that it has no meaning or promise. If they raise the slogan of Jihad, people will remember the letter of Morsi to Shimon Peres. If they speak about the dignity of the ummah, people will remember the cozy relationship between Morsi and the US administration. There is a window for new groups to emerge now, and the beauty of it all is that the lousy Salafis are tainted along with the MB.
Wishful thinking. Don't write Islamism off just yet, and don't ignore the possibility of the crisis evolving through much more violence.