Apparently the Taliban have apologised to Malala Yousafzai for trying to kill her, or at least for giving the impression that they shot her for going to school whereas what they really wanted to do was to kill her for being pro-Western which would have been a completley different matter and would apparently been a perfectly acceptable thing to do.
This may open a new chapter of "caring, considerate terrorism" where the victim's feelings are born in mind and their convenience taken into consideration. So in future, if for instance a killer wants to asassinate someone in their own home but they happen to be out, a card will be left saying "We called this afternoon to kill you but you were out. Please ring this number to let us know when it would be convenient for us to call again so that we can kill you at a time which is convenient for you.
Alternatively you may prefer to visit our headquarters, at a time of your own choosing, in order to be killed. We regret that your travelling expenses will not be refunded."