Based on her personal experiences, lawyer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi makes an appeal to the world.
She appeals to world rulers not to turn a blind eye. She appeals to the rulers of the Islamic world not to exploit their religion. She appeals to women and girls to find their own way in life, and not to be overawed by conventional notions on the role of women. She appeals to people everywhere to make social justice a reality. And to fight with books and words instead of weapons.
Co-authored by Middle East expert Gudrun Harrer, Ebadi tells the history of her home country Iran and describes the current political and ideological landscape in the Islamic world. She clearly demonstrates that there is only way to achieve peace and stability: talking about it with everyone who has a stake in it, and for as long and as often as necessary until everyone understands.
»If books had been thrown at the Taliban instead of bombs, we would not now be contending with Isis.«