Why Do They Hate Us?

This is the question that liberals try to answer with supposedly faulty American foreign policy, poverty, lack of education, American military intervention/presence, support for Israel, our arrogance or even bad film trailers – but the truth is that this question is not designed to elicit an accurate answer, it is designed to compartmentalize the discussion to focus on “why America is wrong”. If the navel-gazing apologists can force Americans to limit their examination to America, they can continue to create the vision that it is America against the rest of the world, that maybe we should consider that we are at fault for Islamic terror.

Well, it isn’t just America.

Global Terror Attacks

The September 11 attacks on America was by no means the first act of terrorism carried out in the name of Islam. The 1993 World Trade Center bombings killed six, while the 1998 US embassy bombings of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, left 223 people dead.

However, the scale, horror and repercussions of 9/11 – 2,996 people dead, the World Trade Center destroyed and the Pentagon attacked – set it apart as a seminal moment that changed the course of history. It caused the US-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq as part of the “War on Terror”.

Subsequently, Islamist terrorists attacked Madrid in 2004, London in 2005 and Mumbai in 2008, among many other lethal and devastating attacks. The most recent high profile act of terrorism was the May 2013 machete attack in Woolwich London, that left a British soldier dead.

Using data from the Global Terrorism Database, this graphic highlights the most high profile terror attacks since 9/11 and also indicates where in the world the majority of Islamic terror attacks have occurred. The data is meant to act as a guide, and there may be omissions.

South Asia and the Middle East have suffered the most attacks, while in South America, there were no Islamic terrorist attacks.

It is far larger than just America. This is a global threat.

12 thoughts on “Why Do They Hate Us?

    • YES

      And remember in Russia 2004 . Beslan School masscre. By the same Folks basically that Bombed Boston this year.

      165 innocent Children Butchered by mulims
      385 Total Deaths , murdered by muslims
      785 other innocents wounded by muslims

      This is a world-wide war that islam is waging. Using various Tactics …. basically physical violence and threats ….. and undermining Gov’ts with moles…..and the war of words, accusing those who protest of Islamophobia.

  1. Qur’an:5:33 “The punishment for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive after corruption, making mischief in the land [those who refuse to surrender to Islam] is murder, execution, crucifixion, the cutting off of hands and feet on opposite sides, or they should be imprisoned. That is their degradation and disgrace in this world. And a great torment of an awful doom awaits them in the hereafter. Except for those who repent (and become Muslims) before you overpower them and they fall into your control.”

    (Sayings and customs of Muhammad. These are from HIGHLY respected MUSLIM clerics, and they date from the first 2 centuries AFTER Muhammad established Islam):

    Muslim:C29B20N4638 “As I was (sitting) near the pulpit of the Messenger a man said: ‘I do not care if, after embracing Islam, I do not do any good deed (except) distributing drinking water to pilgrims.’ Another said: ‘I do not care if I do not do any good deed beyond maintenance service to the Sacred Mosque.’ Yet another said: ‘Jihad in the Way of Allah is better than what you have said.’ When prayer was over, I entered (the apartment of the Prophet) and asked his verdict about the matter. It was upon this that Allah, the Almighty and Exalted, revealed the Qur’anic Verse: ‘Do you make the giving of drinking water to the pilgrims and the maintenance of the Sacred Mosque equal to (the service of those) who believe in Allah and strive hard and fight Jihad in His Cause. They are not equal. Those who believed and fought Jihad in Allah’s Cause with their wealth and their lives are far higher in degree with Allah.'”

    Bukhari:V4B53N386 “Umar sent Muslims to great countries to fight pagans. He said, ‘I intend to invade Persia and Rome.’ So, he ordered us to go to [the Persian King] Khosrau. When we reached the enemy, Khosrau’s representative came out with 40,000 warriors, saying, ‘Talk to me! Who are you?’ Mughira replied, ‘We are Arabs; we led a hard, miserable, disastrous life. We used to worship trees and stones. While we were in this state, our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah Alone or pay us the Jizyah tribute tax in submission. Our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says: ‘Whoever amongst us is killed as a martyr shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever survives shall become your master.'”

  2. “It is far larger than just America. This is a global threat.”

    Precisely. These radicals are waging a global war. Look at that map. Looks like a pure battle map for global jihad.

  3. “We are Arabs……We used to worship trees and stones”

    It’s interesting to me that the Nordic tribes used to worship trees and were incredibly fierce people, but if you look at Sweden today you can see they’ve evolved very differently than Arabs.

    England used to rule the waves and look at them now, Jihadists can behead a soldier in broad daylight and no police even show up for 20 minutes. It seems Europeons are determined to ignore the Islamic threat even when they slaughter their soldiers.

    What is it about western culture that makes us act in a way that is so obviously not in our best interest?

  4. This is not rocket science. They hate us here in America just because we exist. Think of what the founding principles are based on. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” consider those declarations. That individual citizens, not their governments, are the final determiners of the course of their lives.
    This is an inherent threat to the existence of the power that past, current, and future rulers of foreign governments hold. Just the thought that the citizens of their countries could “think for themselves” is a strategic threat to their hold on power and in fact, their very lives. From Cecil Rhodes trying to use his wealth and a scholarship at Oxford to coerce citizens of the former colonies to “return them to the fold”, to the current infiltration of radical Islam elements to overthrow us from within, we are a threat to totalitarianism anywhere.
    Finally, the nature of our core culture may be our salvation. Around the rest of the world, those societies demand order in their lives. We as a nation however, thrive on a kind of chaos. This kink in our armor, so to speak is as much of a strength as our diversity of thought. As an example, look at how long the riots have gone on in Europe and how disorganized the continent is. Compared with our riots, that last less time, burn out quicker, and usually result in life as usual. This is also a huge frustration to progressives. It seems no matter what they impose on us, it falls apart and becomes a fraud that makes them a sick joke that needs to end.

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