Germany´s little little 9/11?
I condemn the hostage taken of a peace activist who was in Iraq to help people. I do understand some Iraqis have the right to armed struggle against the occupation but I do not see the hostage taking of someone coming from a country that openly opposed the war as beneficial. What I see as even more disturbing then the hostage taking in a country that seems to be in total chaos and under no special control is how a certain new Interior Ministers (Yes you Mr. Schäuble) takes the opportunity to tell the country that because a german was taken hostage in a chaotic country that is in a state of war that a terrorist plot is about to happen in germany and that we are not safe and probably die some unknown death in a u-bahn and tomorrow you will introduce some more legislature to curb our privacy and freedom. And I condemn even more the german mainstream press (spiegel, focus, faz and and and) for picking up this story and hyping it to the extreme - firstly giving the abductors the voice they want and secondly giving Mr. Schäuble the fear in the population that he needs to get rid of the free society. I did not elect this government and I do not stand behind their action - just in case things get totally messed up I am not responsible.