It was some consolation to see most political leaders condemn it. However, some introspection and perspective is required. Mr Imran Khan recently came up with the remarkable assertion that the “Taliban do not want to enforce Sharia on gunpoint and only want to liberate us from America’s war”. The sheer idiocy of the statement makes it too strenuous to refute, if you still want reasons there perhaps, maybe 40,000 of them, the most recent being Mustafa. Mr Khan, ably assisted by xenophobes and conspiracy theorists, believes everyone who does not agree with him to be a “foreign agent”. This is where it transforms from plain silliness to dangerous, even violence provoking.