Here is the question:
Why do they hate us?
Here are two clues:
1. They still call us Crusaders.
2. We supported Usama Bin Laden against the Russians in Afghanistan.
Here is the answer:
They hate us for the same reason that we would hate them if there was a big Muslim Military/Industrial presence in North America (including Canada and Mexico).
The Egyptian Empire, the Roman Empire, the Crusaders, the British Empire, the French, the Soviet Union, Germans, (the 3rd Reich) Russians, Italians etc. all did for a while or tried to do the same things in the Middle East:
1. Set up puppet governments
2. Establish military bases
3. Control the resources
And now we are trying to do the same thing.
It has usually been disguised as something else:
1. Bring civilization to the poor savages
2. Bring Christianity to the poor heathens
3. Bring the benefits of citizenship to the barbarians
The current disguise (George Bush 's) is to bring Democracy to the poor helpless, oppressed, backward, 3rd World, stupid Arabs.
The intelligent and educated of the poor heathen, savage, oppressed, barbarian, Muslims have always seen through it, they see through it now and they don 't like it any better than we would like it if they were over here trying to do it ... ...or they did in the 10th century.
Cordoba and Granada Spain (Muslim cities) had indoor plumbing when Paris and London were clusters of mud huts.
Even our allies, the British, during the Second World War, referred to us as "Over Paid, Over Sexed, Over Here ".
About now is a good time for another question:
Why else would they hate us?