Analysis of Responses to 9/11 and 7/7 from America and Europe

September 11, 2005

Source: The Repository

Wire Service: AP

On September 11, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "If Europeans were separated from 9/11 by the Atlantic Ocean, Madrid (3/11), Amsterdam (11/2) and London (7/7) have awakened them to the reality of 21st century terrorism. The question most people are asking is not 'will there be another one?' — but 'who’s next?' Yet the London attacks do not appear to have pushed Europeans closer to the United States or its government’s view of the world. Many are, if anything, inclined to deride the Bush Administration’s attitude as simplistic and belligerent, and to argue that the U.S.-led war in Iraq has provoked the Muslim world against the West. And among themselves, Europeans are divided over how to proceed. Unlike for Americans, who largely rallied together and behind their government in the months after Sept. 11, 2001, the recent terrorism in Europe has underscored differences in political outlook, culture and security strategy."

See also: Islam, September 11