There is a lot of talk about the Western powers trying to reach a negotiated settlement with the Taliban. Is this an acceptable way forward? See Pakistan's only Christian minister killed. Copts massacred. Afghan convert sentenced to death. When will Britain wake up to Islam's persecution of Christians? Telegraph Blogs It is clear from the assassination of this Pakistani minister that the Taliban have absolutely no toleration for anyone else's point of view. I think any talks are doomed before we even start them. Any thoughts?