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Arab nations insular world view breeds mistrust and hatred

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Submitted by Joan Archiba (United States), Jun 3, 2003 at 23:16

You've said it all….Muslims and their insular world view has kept most Arab nations way behind the West. It isn't because the West has tried to push them down. That's a wannabe victims excuse. The atrocious attacks by Muslim extremists not only shows their hatred and envy, but also their sense of inferiority, albeit latent. They hate us for our dominance? So they build their international policy on cowardly attacks against innocent people who aren't their enemies. And they restrict freedom of thought in their citizens and teach them hatred of the US? That is an irrational foreign policy and unless they have radical change in their political systems, they will never be trusted by the Western world. We have had a jolting look inside their mindset, and it leaves many of us very wary.
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