Both liberals and conservatives who attempt to glorify particular eras of American history and/or American presidents are the worst.
Trying to liquidate Al-Qaeda in Mali whilst arming them in Syria is an extremely obvious way of pointing out the Hippocratic nature of US foreign policy in the region.
The legacy of Tony Blair and George Bush will live on in Iraq. The nation will forever remember the enslavers of Mesopotamia, the Islamaphobic rhetoric and the nations oil wealth which was given away to companies so rich many Iraqis who suffered through the sanctions could not even begin to imagine the luxury the ceos lived in. These were the leaders of the ‘free world’, they may have stepped out of their positions now but the two new men who have occupied them continue with the same voracious appetite for imperialist expansion. No wonder hatred thrives in this area of the globe
The worst case of human rights abuses in Cuba is carried out by the US in gitmo. Yet American’s still criticise Cuba for not being free enough.
The logic of the imperialist.
Radical groups who use Islam as a justification for horrendous acts violate the most profound and beautiful teachings in the qu’ran. This may seem a basic fact, a statement almost to obvious to warrant mention, however as the new-atheist critique edges its way into the complex political landscape of the ‘Arab world’it becomes particularly important to return to it.
The new atheist view point takes the occurrence of religious extremists using Islam as a tool, as an objective proof that Islam is the problem. This is somewhat odd, as rather than using material conditions and historical factors to explain the rise of radical Islam it places the culture and religion of the other as the reason for violence. This position should seem incredibly popular to the American or British patriot, it immediately removes the responsibility for violence in areas where they sponsored the most reactionary political groups and the violence can be reported as an example of how ‘uncivilised’ the culture of the other is. Whilst all the while ignoring the millions of peaceful Muslims just wishing to be closer to God.
The secular leftism which has been systematically beaten and suppressed by the US and their allies has created an awful political vacuum which has been filled by those willing to side with America one day and ready to bomb it the next. The rise of radical Islam is more a result of non-Muslim elements interfering in the decolonisation process of the middle east, rather than faith leading a supposedly oppressed people astray.
Are Israelis and Americans actually confused over why their countries are hated?