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Na obranu Angely Merkelové

PAŘÍŽ – Nedávná obálka časopisu Der Spiegel s německou kancléřkou Angelou Merkelovou před Akropolí obklopenou nacistickými oficíry splňuje důležitý účel: konečně před nás klade, způsobem, jemuž nelze uniknout, otázku evropské fobie z Němců.

Urážky Německa se už nějakou dobu táhnou. Demonstrace na Kypru v březnu 2013 přinesly transparenty s karikaturami Merkelové upravené do podoby Adolfa Hitlera. Ve Valencii zhruba v téže době byla Merkelová zpodobena u příležitosti každoročního svátku Fallas jako zlá ředitelka školy přednášející premiérovi a ministrům španělské vlády „Desatero Angely Ničitelky“. Při pálení ohňů svatého Josefa pak vzplála na hranici.

Dvě měsíce nato se v Portugalsku při podobných průvodech objevily tytéž karikatury Merkelové připodobněné k Hitlerovi; nesli je ječící demonstranti ve smutečních šatech, pranýřující „politiku masakrování chudých“ německé vůdkyně.

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