At present, civil wars are being fought in many countries, including Afghanistan, Sudan, Algeria and northern Iraq. According to a recent report by the UN, more civilians are being killed by aerial bombardment and mortar fires in Kabul than in Bosnia. After having rescued the Bosnian Muslims through military action in Sarajevo, would the West undertake a similar mission in Afghanistan, where Islamic fundamentalists are engaged in a war of attrition and genocide?
The West has every right to intervene in erstwhile Yugoslavia in order to save innocent civilians from being slaughtered by the Serbian army. But why should the killings of Muslims by Christians in Bosnia be considered more sinister than the killings of Muslims by Muslims in Afghanistan?
RANDHIR SINGH BAINS
Gants Hill, Essex