Barack Obama's speech in Cairo is the first sensible approach I have seen in years from the US towards the Islamic world. Muslims are in billions. Their beliefs may be different in many ways from the other religions of the world but militancy is no part of it, nor brutality against fellow beings the Islamic way. But this is what the illiterate and barbaric Taliban have been lately doing in the garb of Islam. But these are rodents of the hilly grottos who have had nothing whatsoever to do with civilization, Islamic or any other. Because of these Neanderthals, the world cannot treat the peace-loving Muslims of the world with contempt. -AMJAD HABIB MIRZA, Lahore, via e-mail, June 5.