Otto Schily quotes

  • The terrorists who committed the 2003 Istanbul attacks were locals, that is, Turks. And when filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered in the Netherlands last year, the murderer and his supporters were also part of the Muslim community.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Years #Istanbul #Community

  • The hatred Muslim extremists feel against the West feeds on certain conflicts in the world.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Hatred #West #World

  • The attacks on the Paris Metro in the 1990s were committed by members of the local Muslim community, immigrants from the Maghreb region of North Africa.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Paris #Community #Members

  • On the other hand, all kinds of adventurous schemes to add security checkpoints to subway and bus systems have been circulating since the London attacks. This is nonsense. No one can guaranty 100 percent security.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Hands #London #Subway

  • We feel very honored to have been offered the responsibility to host this great event, Berlin is a wonderful city that is developing at a tremendous rate, and this decision means that we can now prepare to welcome the world's best athletes to a fascinating place.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Athlete #Mean #Responsibility

  • There is no question that Iraq is one of the main problems. You'd have to be blind not to see what a magnet and generating force it's become for terrorist groups.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Iraq #Groups #Problem

  • Procedures outside the stadiums and in the parking areas still need to be optimized, for example so that emergency medical services can leave the grounds on their way to the hospital faster.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Way #Emergencies #Example

  • The vast majority of Muslims living here are peaceful citizens. Unfortunately, however, we also see religious and political fanaticism among Muslim groups in Germany.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Religious #Political #Peaceful

  • We cannot allow violence from militant activists to dictate where and how democratically elected state leaders hold their meetings.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Leader #Violence #States

  • Who knows what would have become of me, if my parents had not had their influence on me.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Parent #Influence

  • The military has been tremendously important in the past during catastrophes and in protecting the population. But it shouldn't become an auxiliary police force.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Military #Past #Police

  • This fanaticism is what feeds terrorism. And this is precisely why Muslims must play an active role in opposing hate sermons and incitement to terrorism and extremism in their mosques.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Hate #Play #Roles

  • And now when we hear that Iran and Iraq plan to cooperate more closely and that a fundamentalist is coming to power in Tehran - a man about whom we cannot be sure that he is absolutely averse to terrorism - it is very worrisome.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Men #Iran #Iraq

  • On September 11 last year international terrorism entered a new dimension.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Years #September 11 #Lasts

  • Incidentally, our railroad facilities are under video surveillance by the federal police. However, the federal and state governments will have to determine whether video surveillance shouldn't be significantly expanded to a certain degree.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Government #Police #Railroads

  • Freedom of the press is not questioned when investigative journalism unearths scandals, But that does not mean that every classified state document should be made available to journalists.
    -- Otto Schily

    #Mean #Scandal #Doe

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