Why Muslims are still mad at America

Source: CNN

Author: Steven Kull

On the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, many Americans are wondering whether the risk of a terrorist attack against America has been reduced.  The picture is mixed. With the death of Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda is weaker.  With revolutions in several Arab countries, frustrations with unpopular autocratic governments — a recruiting theme for terrorist groups – have been mitigated.  But one important contributing factor has not improved – widespread anger at America in the Muslim world.  While views have improved in Indonesia, throughout the Middle East and South Asia, hostility toward the United States persists unabated.

This does not mean that most Muslims support terrorist attacks on America. On the contrary, overwhelming majorities reject terrorism, including the 9/11 attacks, as morally wrong.  Al Qaeda is quite unpopular.

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Categories: United States

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  1. After over 60 years of policy that was purposely anti-progressive in respect to the middle eastern regions, I can understand the hurt, and resentful feelings of the people in these areas in regards to US conduct. Hopefully the US will get out of the countries in the region it now still occupies, and turn to just negotiations rather than unethical ‘handicaps’.

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