I didn’t bring any false equivalency - I merely examined the logical use of language used in this case, nor did I state my opinion.
Do we identify people by their religion or by their nationality?
In my opinion we should generally describe people by their nationality, but in the case of Islam there is a strong case for using their religion as above all others, muslims seem to identify with their religion first and their nationality a poor second. I suspect it has a lot to do with the islamic concept of the ummah.
As far as this particular case goes Islam clearly has many ways of encouraging its’ followers to consider infidels below them and that clearly played its part, though I suspect the backward culture of Pakistan and Afghanistan played just as much a part in it.
In my opinion Islam is a totalitarian political system that uses religion as a cloak and a means of controlling the masses. Nations and national boundaries mean little to the committed Islamist. This is why you in Europe are having so many problems with Islamics, you refuse to recognize this, and think you can assimilate Islamics. We too suffer from this, to a much lesser degree.
Given this, they should be identified by their “religion”, as it is really their “nationality” or political affiliation.