I have been mulling over some thoughts ever since the first hints of the 'Arab Spring' began coming across our Twitter feeds a few months ago. I don't want to be wordy, so will purposefully keep it short. On one hand we have the deposing of several murderous tyrants. This has to be a good thing, right? After all most westerners support some sort of democratic rule of the people, so the people having a voice in their governance is good. On the other hand we face the prospect of a whole string of Muslim states, or at least pro-Islamic states. Sharia law may well be the will of the people in these regions as time goes by. The west could now very well be faced by the prospect of an even more powerful Muslim presence in the Middle East and surrounding areas. How are we then supposed to respond as the Arab Spring moves on towards winter? Is it a good movement? A bad movement? Or something we just don't know yet? Or do we, perhaps, just keep our noses out of it and hope for the best?