The Taliban's code of conduct: An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. You don't find this kind of conduct among Israel's and American's legal system.
Oh, for all the gods’ sakes! Of course you do! Old Testament, retributive justice is the very solid bed upon which our whole legal system rests.
As too “moderate Muslims” who should speak up – where are the “moderate” Christians when the fanatical, fundamentalists fringes of their coreligionists take to the airwaves and streets screaming and slobbering their intolerance? Ditto the moderate Hindus and moderate Sikhs and so on; where are they? Why is it just Muslims who must speak out against their own people?
Islam is not – or, if we want to win this
war, ought not to be – our enemy. It (Islam) is in urgent need of a reformation
(to separate it from its crude, medieval Arab/Persian roots) and an enlightenment
, too, for large parts of the Muslim world, but we do not need to make it our enemy. We have enough real enemies without creating new, unnecessary ones.