To the Taliban apologists in the media who say that the current wave of terrorism is a result of Pakistan's support of the Americans after 2001, I say have you forgotten the sectarian killings of the 1990s in which hundreds of innocent Pakistanis were killed? All sectarian organizations operating in Pakistan have close links with the Taliban and are indistinguishable from them. The only difference is that before 2001 they only targeted Shias; now they attack all symbols of the Pakistani state. If some self-styled analysts want to live in denial about the threat posed by Taliban terrorism, that is their choice. But their pernicious propaganda has to be forcefully rebutted. -MUHAMMED ISLAM, Lahore, via e-mail, April 5.