New York- The recent tragedy in Peshawar has saddened, angered and confused me beyond what can be expressed in words. I am unable to comprehend the process through which human minds can become distorted to the point of mustering the capacity to murder hundreds of children, and, as if this were not monstrous enough, managing to convince themselves that this was done for the sake of God.

Paola Garcia is a writer and translator from Chihuahua, Mexico.