To the Person Deniz Utlu Deniz Utlu in Economics, studied in Berlin and Paris. His debut novel, “The Impatient” was published in 2014 and was adapted in 2015 in the Maxim Gorki Theater for the stage. He is currently working on his second novel. In addition to narrative texts, he writes columns (“Tagesspiegel”), Essays, and poetry. From 2003 to 2014, he edited the culture and society magazine “free text”. At the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, he curated the literature series prose of the circumstances. More

It’s not so much a matter of how safe those feel that will not be threatened. Whether we live in a safe country with trustworthy authorities will decide on the Welfare of those who are the least protected. The latter should not exist in a state of law. All would have to be protected in it equally.

But the security authorities have a Problem that goes much further than a problem of Trust. And not only since last week, since some police officers are suspected to have a racist death threat with “NSU 2.0” lawyer Seda Basay-Yildiz sent.

Regardless of what the investigations in Frankfurt, collects what is already in place, distrust of the security agencies almost to a democratic obligation: Within the security apparatus, networks of officials, who have committed themselves to fascism exist. And we not only know that, since the investigators of the state protection are pushed to the WhatsApp group with fascist content of the policewoman and her colleagues in Frankfurt.

More on the topic of lawyer Seda Basay-Yildiz Uncompromisingly for the rule of law

again and again, become aware of circumstances which bring the safety authorities with the extreme right-wing sentiments. More than a decade, there was already the Ku Klux Klan affair in Baden-Württemberg. Later it turned out that the two Ku-Klux-Klan-police officers, the colleagues of Michele were Kiesewetter, those police officer so murdered by the NSU in 2007. Whether there was a connection between the NSU, Ku Klux Klan, and the murder of kiesewetter, was never solved. Probably, therefore, not because of the Constitution, destroyed the protection of the appropriate files.

Not only the past, the future, the authorities are thinking: Former trainees of the police in Saxony, and Schleswig-Holstein reported some time ago by the racist States in the training, which are not as “normal” applies, who have a different opinion. This year in September, the “taz” published a Research on extreme right-wing networks in the armed forces. It says: “Everywhere in Germany, also in Austria and Switzerland, to build up formed groups that are working on it, a state within a state.”


In view of the Seriousness of these allegations and investigated the political and media response to the findings was quite low. And is it right to keep a cool head. But the opposite of hysteria is not to be Dismissed. The thin line between “alarmism” and a sensitivity for the alarm bells may, sometimes, also mark protected the border between the and exposed.

the family of The murder victims of the NSU have indicated the authorities and the media to the fact that it could be the perpetrators, possibly Nazis. That changed, however, neither to the families and Victims of defamatory tone nor the direction of the investigation – before the authorities, interrogated in the case, the Hamburg police, neo-Nazis, respondents prefer to be ghosts.

The relatives have sounded the Alarm, to prevent further murders. You didn’t listen to you. The security authorities have not revealed the NSU. He has unmasked in November of 2011.

Background investigations because “NSU 2.0” in Frankfurt a Fax from the far right

Some politicians and media reports referred to the actions of the authorities as a “breakdown” or “failure” exceptions in a generally functioning System. The crucial question is not whether the System works, but for whom it works and for whom not. Germany has well-trained police officers, not not, not, weighs the use of their abilities use systematically to certain groups in the population, but also harm.

the question of whether The security authorities are trustworthy, not more. But perhaps the trust is also not critical. The loss of confidence in the state and its security agencies should be less disturbing than the loss of people. More important than confidence is to strengthen those forces in the security agencies, who see their service to the society, including all the members and not to an ideology.

This has something to do with a societal consensus that may not only apply to the paper: namely, that all people are equally protected. This begins with the perspective of those in society whose bodies are most at risk.

Sam Yoon has many years of experiences in journalism. He has covered such areas as information technology, science, sports and politics. Yoon can be reached at 82-2-6956-6698.