Everybody knows that Christianity is just as likely as Islam to inspire murderous violence in its adherents. Someday everybody will get some evidence to support this.
The point is not really about Christianity or moral equivalence at all. It is about the continued evasion and refusal to confront the doctrine and ideology behind this kind of behavior. As long as that continues, the remedies devised in the State Department and elsewhere will continue to miss the mark. “Taliban blow up school in NW Pakistan: official,” from AFP, December 14 (thanks to James):
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Taliban militants blew up a girls’ school in Pakistan’s Khyber district Monday, officials said, as two soldiers and seven insurgents were killed in clashes in the northwest tribal belt.
The pre-dawn school attack took place in Saddokhel town in northwest Khyber tribal district, where militants detonated explosives planted around the building, destroying all five school rooms but causing no injuries.
“They are Taliban. They are the same people who do not want children to get an education,” senior administration official Rahim Gul Khattak told AFP.
Islamist militants opposed to co-education have destroyed hundreds of schools, mostly for girls, in the northwest of the country in recent years as they wage a fierce insurgency to enforce Sharia law….