This is with reference to burning of the girls' schools by the Taliban terrorists in Swat and FATA region. Women's education is just as essential as the men's education from the worldly as well as religious perspective. Our Holy Prophet had clearly said that education is a must for both men and women. I am quite amazed, though, at the double standards of our so-called standard-bearers of Islam; leaders like Qazi Hussain, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Imran Khan et al. They readily condemn every step of the government but never say a word of condemnation against the Taliban terrorists. Why? -DR FAREEHA KHANUM, Mardan, via e-mail, August 4.