“Do We Hate America?” The Arab World Responds.
Monday, September 3,2007 15:27

Complete PDF now available on our website: www.arabinsight.org

It was no surprise that in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks questions regarding the U.S.-Arab relationship abruptly surfaced, most notably with the ubiquitous question, “Why do they hate us?”

Littered across magazine covers and newspaper headlines, the question loomed in the hearts and minds of Westerners, particularly Americans. Despite its prevalence, however, the question “Why do they hate us?” is rife with misconceptions, if not complete inaccuracies.

It is because of the aforementioned reason that the second issue of Arab Insight – the recently launched journal which brings the voices of Arab scholars to Washington, published by the World Security Institute’s Cairo office – has chosen its thematic focus.

In response to the Western question, “Why do they hate us?” the Arab scholars in the second issue of Arab Insight answer another: “Do we hate America?”

Through detailed studies dissecting Arab public opinion, such as the perceived view of the United States in various Arab media outlets, to the discussion of sources of anti-Americanism, including the Arab-Israeli conflict and U.S. foreign aid in Egypt, this issue of Arab Insight allows Western readers to reverse their roles, entering the minds and hearts of Arabs, gaining unprecedented insight into both of the above questions.

Please visit our website (www.arabinsight.org), or the links below, for information on how to subscribe to the print edition of the journal, if you have not done so already.


Whitney Parker
Director of Communications
World Security Institute
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Mohamed Elmenshawy
Editor in Chief, Arab Insight
World Security Institute
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