Can Beauty Defeat The Taliban Beast?

Taliban bombers stormed the US consulate throwing explosives in every direction as part of a plan to disrupt life in the Pakistan city of Peshwar. Within hours after the attack, while rescuers were still dealing with dead bodies and the wounded, organizers of a fashion show decided to proceed with the spectacle of attractive Muslim women displaying clothes and their bodies to the eyes of strangers. Trussed up in glamorous confections of gauze and silk, western-style skirts slashed to the knee models walked down the runway. There were bare shoulders on display but the Taliban did not attempt to attack the gathering. Ironically, the fashion show took place fifteen minutes away from the scene of death and destruction.

Who knows, if bombs and drones can not persuade the Taliban to give up, could some scantily dressed women do the trick?