„Today I am aware of this knowledge: you can debate for long time, what is right and what is wrong. But no one has the right, to impose by violence a supposedly correct form of government, be it socialism, be it a theocracy, and be it western democracy. Violence will kill the innocent and whoever kills the innocent kills his own soul.
Stick to those who seek the truth and become suspicious, if someone tells you, he found it.“
These words were written down by one of the protagonists of my novel, „Whoever Kills The Innocent“ that’s going to be published after a few weeks.
Today we see islamistic terrorists fighting for theocracy. Of course we have to fight back. But it’s terribly stupid to think, terrorism could be eradicated by military means. It is not a good way to combat extremism by supporting authoritarian regimes and selling „beautiful weapons“ to them. You can’t wipe out terrorism with terror. This way means, innocents are killed again and new hatred and new violence are created. A regime change forced from the outside can’t be a solution neither.
I am not the one, who brags to know the perfect solution. I confess to be among the seekers. But I hear the words of a girl from Pakistan, Malala, peace Nobel laureate. She gives us a hint about the right way to tackle the problem.
„Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.“