After every bomb blast, our leaders deliver defensive and apologetic statements about Islam like These terrorists could not be Muslims because Islam abhors killings of innocents etc, etc. Can anybody in the world tell me the name of a religion that preaches killing of innocents? The present situation has nothing to do with Islam or any other religion. Islam even has a code of ethics for war, according to which, the elderly, women and children are protected. These terrorists are simply mercenaries trained to kill. They have no regard for any religion. Their sole aim is to destabilize Pakistan. They have no other mission. Those who suggest we should talk to them do not make any sense. Why not talk to their original patronsIndia and US? -GULBAZ KHAN ATISH, Mardan, March 19.