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Cheese-eaters and Monkeys? European & Americans clash over Bin Laden killing

Is “Cheese-eater” a no-no word? It looks so if we want to believe British Tony Metcalfe, editor in chief of Metro news papers in the USA. On the occasion of European reactions and Americans cheers to the killing of Osama bin Laden, Metcalfe wrote on his blog:

“Given the celebrations around the U.S. on Sunday evening, the objections from France, Germany, Spain and parts of the UK came as no surprise, and fitted neatly into many Americans’ view of Europeans as a bunch of, well, cheese-eating surrender monkeys.” He added that Europeans are concerned as “Democratic states do not execute people without first going through the judicial process.” ((TNT Magazine )

While cheering Americans took to the streets to celebrate the killing, European reacted muted and even concerned about the killing of Bin Laden – about the killing of a terrorist without a trial.

Many Europeans have questioned not only the manner of the killing of an unarmed man and ask the legality and morality of the killing. They also questioned the taste and dignity of the American public who celebrated the act by chanting ‘USA’ in the streets, mocking up T-shirts and generally revelling in the moment. Not to mention worries about Al Qaeda terror attacks as revenge.

For example the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams,  said ‘I think the killing of an unarmed man is always going to leave a very uncomfortable feeling because it doesn’t look as if justice is seen to be done.” (read for European reaction in Daily Mail)

So the question is: Should we celebrate or should we worry about the killing of Bin Laden? And, of course, we are really bad when we eat cheese or climb trees like monkeys?

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  1. “And, of course, we are really bad when we eat cheese or climb trees like monkeys?”

    … only if we paint ourselves blue while doing that 😛