Greger, not a contradiction but a clarification: my comment about “different kettle of fish” referred only to police killings, as I couldn’t whether they should be classed as government ordered, or government sanctioned. For me, those two things are different.

The other note I’d like to make is that the incidents you name are prompted not by religion, nor by law. And it’s the violence according to the law that I believe puts the Taliban in a “class” of its own.

“It’s the shipwreck that leads you to the magical island.”
(Trevor Noah)