Peace might be a bit farther off than the learned analysts expect. Qur’an 47:4: “Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks…” Even if they’re members of a peace committee, apparently, and are not precisely unbelievers except insofar as their attempts to end the jihad rendered them apostates in their attackers’ eyes.
“Militants kill 4 members of peace committee, behead one in Khyber Agency,” by Iftikhar Firdous for The Express Tribune, November 10 (thanks to Wimpy):
PESHAWAR: Four members of a local peace committee were killed in a shootout with militants from the banned outfit Lashkar-i-Islam in the Akakhel Darra area of Bara sub-division in Khyber Agency on Thursday.
The clash started earlier in the morning when the militants attacked members of the peace committee.
“The militants beheaded one the peace committee’s members and took away the head,” told a resident on condition of anonymity….