Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has come under criticism for the way she welcomed the death of Osama Bin Laden.

Mrs Merkel said: “I’m pleased that we managed to kill Bin Laden”, and called his death “a victory”.

Some prominent Christians have accused her of rejoicing at the killing.

A Green Party member of parliament, Katrin Goering-Eckardt, said: “As a Christian, I can only say that there is no reason to celebrate when someone is killed intentionally.”

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