Det frågar sig Charles V. Pena i ett läsvärt inlägg på United Press International.
”This requires understanding that the growing tide of anti-American Muslim hatred — which is the basis for terror groups to draw Muslims to their ranks — is fueled more by what we do, i.e. U.S. policies, than who we are.
In other words — as the Sept. 11 Commission concluded and numerous polls conducted throughout the Islamic world show — they do not hate the United States for its freedoms, way of life, culture, accomplishments or values. But Muslims throughout the world believe they are victims of U.S. foreign policy.
For example, they hear the rhetoric of the United States seeking to establish democracy in Iraq but see continued unqualified U.S. support for an autocratic and oppressive theocracy in neighboring Saudi Arabia.”