To which a Pakistani minister asserts, "The Taliban have exposed their real face by killing innocent children." His point, apparently, is that by killing children, the Taliban have proven that they are behaving un-Islamicly: after all, did the prophet himself not say that women and children should not be killed (only enslaved)? Yet, when jihadis asked Muhammad if it was permissible to attack infidel villages indiscriminately even if women and children were there, he flatly said, "They are from among them," which jurists have long defined as meaning, if women and children are killed during the jihad, they are merely collateral damage, and the jihadis are exonerated. More on this story. "Children Blown Up By Bomb In A Football," from Sky News, April 26:
Sixteen children have been killed in explosions in Pakistan over the weekend - 12 of them while playing with a football which contained a bomb.
The blasts were in the northwest region where violence has increased as Taliban fighters extend their reach.
The football explosion happened in a village in the mountains of Lower Dir. The children, five of them girls, found the ball as they were returning from school. Seven victims belonged to the same family.
Pakistan's Interior Ministry chief, Rehman Malik, blamed the Taliban saying: "The Taliban have exposed their real face by killing innocent children."...