I don't have the slightest doubt about the impending defeat of the Osama brigades masquerading as Taliban on both sides of Durand line. The reason for their imminent fall is written legible on the walls of history. For starters, they have no vision of the system they want to introduce under barrel of the gun even after, God-forbid, they are able to occupy any corner of the world. Their pre-9/11 rule in Afghanistan illustrates my point. The future every where belongs to democracy. The supporters of this band of killers are living in illusions. These Jihadis can shove hundreds of brainwashed youth into the hell fire but they are going to achieve nothing except death and destruction. The principal casualty of their jihad is the image of Islam, which is tarred indelibly by the massacre of innocent men, women and children. No movement has damaged Islam as much as these butchers who have also tempted foreign meddlers into our region. -B.A. MALIK, Islamabad, via e-mail, June 12.