The city that’s given us music greats once gave me great comfort, and is also an example of resilience.
When al-Bakr looked out the window, he would have seen the glorious Eilenburg Castle. I went around to investigate what he was like.
A disturbing picture is emerging, of a government forced to resort to censorship – and related arrests – in the face of fear.
We went by the house of the Syrians who caught the terrorism suspect in Paunsdorf, but left with more questions than answers.
“It is an obvious problem that those feeling ostracised by society turn into suicidal assassins.”
I strongly condemn and am devastated by the recent terrorist attacks in France, in Lebanon, in Egypt and elsewhere. But I felt that I could not be silent about one of the latest examples of shoddy, irresponsible, salacious media coverage, related to the attacks. And in times like these, when panic is widespread, when violence and hatred and prejudice especially beget more violence and hatred and prejudice, this type of coverage is especially dangerous.