The fact that it seems a frightening and atrocious trend to single out children as stand-in victims for their parents’ assumed allegiances seems to attract little attention in the majority of the comments to the school shooting in Toulouse I have read this morning. France, Afghanistan, Norway, Palestine, Uganda: Every child is YOUR child – if we forgo this most basic mandate of human decency, we loose our humanity. Children all over the world experience violence, dread and death in the name of incomprehensible adult interests every day. Is this indeed to be our heritage to our children? Just look what kind of world we have created with our hate, intolerance and righteous pursuit of our own interests. If we don’t protect our children, no matter of which descent, then there is no hope.