Very well said Capslock.Originally Posted by [b
Especally the part about our unconditional support of Isreal. Though its not based on religious intolerance. Most Muslims are very tollerant of both Jews and Christians, that is until we start droping bombs on their heads. Look into the history of how Isreal treats its Arab Muslim neighbors and you will see why the United States is hated in the Middle East. Massacres of hundreds of civilians by Isreali Military forces and what happens, Isreal pretends like it never happened and next time they illeally invade another country they make sure to destroy the TV stations and the UN obersvation post that is meant to protect against another massacre. There is also the occupation of Palestine, which includes imprisonment of palestinians who have commited no crime but wanting an independent Palestine, destroying palestinian villages to build Jewish only settlements, the over use of force to kill any Palestinian that does something Isreal doesnt approve of, destruction of Palestinian orchards, and the list goes on and on. The reason I know this makes us unpopular in the Middle East is because I have talked to several people (mostly in Jordan though a few in Syria) who have said their biggest problem with the United States is our unconditional support of Isreal. Do you have any Idea how many UN resoultions have been passed against Isreal, I cant remember the exact number but its well over 60 and Isreal has more UN resoultions passed against it than any other nation on earth. This is why many Arab Muslims do not like the United States.
Also as a side note please everyone stop treating Arab Musilms, Muslims, and Arabs as interchangable. Also please do not treat them as one homogenous group with a shared set of values and beliefs, as many, infact every Muslim (even the 3 Iraqis I met who had fled their home country) I have ever talked to found what happened on 9/11 an outrage and completely unacceptable. The people who commited the attacks of 9/11 were extremists and their beliefs are not held by the majority of Muslims. The presence of US troops in Saudia Arabia however is a sore point for many Muslims as this is their holy land.
Also Arghanistan is not populated by Arabs, they from the Indian subcontinent and are ethnically differnt from arabs.