Why Muslims are still mad at America

English: Osama bin Laden Compound

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.

However, anger at America does contribute to an environment in which it is easier for anti-American terrorist groups to recruit jihadists, to generate funding and to generally operate with little government interference – witness how bin Laden operated in Pakistan and the widespread anger there when the Pakistani military failed to prevent the United States from taking him out.

Trying to understand Muslims’ feelings toward America has been the focus of a five-year study I recently completed that included conducting focus groups and surveys throughout the Muslim world. I sat for many hours trying to understand as Muslims explained to me why they are so mad at America.

Muslims have much they do not like about how America treats them. But there is one thing that is the most fundamental: their perception that America seeks to undermine Islam – a perception held by overwhelming majorities.

The fact that many Americans blithely brush off this accusation without really understanding it is one reason this anger persists. To understand it one must go deeper into the Muslim worldview.

via Why Muslims are still mad at America – World Public Opinion.

The United States is a Leading Terrorist State

English: Former President of Iraq, Saddam Huss...

…the U.S. has supported oppressive, authoritarian, harsh regimes, and blocked democratic initiatives. For example, the one I mentioned in Algeria. Or in Turkey. Or throughout the Arabian Peninsula. Many of the harsh, brutal, oppressive regimes are backed by the U.S. That was true of Saddam Hussein, right through the period of his worst atrocities, including the gassing of the Kurds. U.S. and British support for the monster continued. He was treated as a friend and ally, and people there know it. When bin Laden makes that charge, as he did again in an interview rebroadcast by the BBC, people know what he is talking about.

via The United States is a Leading Terrorist State: An Interview with Noam Chomsky by David Barsamian :: Monthly Review.

Al-Qaeda never existed

Advancing Against Al Qaeda

Al-Qaida,” states Cook, “literally “the database”, was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians.”

Former French Military Intelligence official Pierre Henry Bunel expands , noting that “Al-Qaeda,” was an early form of intranet, which was used by Islamic nations and influential families to communicate with each other. It was also used by the “American agent,” Osama bin Laden to send coded or covert messages back to his CIA handlers from Afghanistan.

It’s worthy to conclude with Bunel’s assertion that “Al-Qaeda” as an organization is about as genuine as George W. Bush’s Texas brush clearing cowboy image.

“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the ‘TV watcher’ to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US and the lobbyists for the US war on terrorism are only interested in making money.”

Remote control of airplanes

English: Osama bin Laden interviewed for Daily...

This was done by the Israeli Mossad master-minding the 9/11 tragedy through remote control of the airplanes by a previously secret radio control system, with subsequent blame being placed on the Islamic Al-Qaeda network and Osama bin Laden through a massive misinformation campaign designed to cover up the real truth in the matter, such misinformation campaign which was perpetrated by the controlled United States media.