Most asked post 9.11.01 question in foreign policy? Why not ask them? And they reply: The above was/is still mentioned here and the above applies to not only Middle East but throughout the world. America is the Jew of the world (small as far as population, but powerful and rich) which is why hatred for America/Israel goes hand in hand many times. The best part of the column is reserved for another reason why "they hate us" and this has more to do with our foreign policies. The author, a Pakistani, writes how small gestures around the world by the US thinks it is sending ripples, but it's sending tidal waves. Probably one of the best and most honest look at the question and the answer give. Read the whole thing.