In an interview with journalists from NZZ (Swiss Newspaper), former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt expresses scepticism about Germany's commitment in Afghanistan. In his opinion, the military engagement in Afghanistan has been going on too many years without improvement. Simultaneously, the hostility between Islam and the West is rising up. Against the background of expecting more Muslims as so-called "whites" by the end of the 21st century, this should be a very worrying development, according to Schmidt.