Of course not, they just have to worry about having their skyscrapers, embassies, nightclubs, trains and buses bombed to smithereens and thousands of civilians killed (a la Israel, Egypt, London, Madrid, New York, American embassies in Africa, Washington, Bali, the Australian embassy in Jakarta … the list is as long as my arm).
Right, compare that to the worry of having your entire country overrun by a foreign army, and having thousands of pounds of bombs dropped near your neighborhoods. Terror attacks are psychologically devastating and evil, but they do not threaten to wipe out our entire civilization. Invading and dismantling the government, as happened recently in Iraq, does threaten to do just that to the Iraqis. I’d say it’s a fair bet, also, that errant bombs and crossfire have already claimed many more innocent iraqi lives than terrorism has in America.
The main point: they have much more to worry about than we do at this point.
Muslim groups CLAIM responsibility for most if not all of these, so it’s not like it’s completely basesless propaganda being manufactured by the West as Hitler was doing against the Jews.
Okay, so if there were any individual jews who claimed responsibility for the depression, would that have justified the propaganda which vilified all Jews as economic slave-drivers?
Iraq in the minds of a lot of people (certainly in mine) is a different kettle of fish entirely to the war on terror - for one thing Saddam was only after his own power, not espousing Islamic ideals. For another there was a well-defined enemy and theatre of battle
Sure, it’s easy to say that now, but there was clearly a “they’re all muslims who want to kill us!” attitude in the run-up to the Iraq war, and it did play a roll. I do not believe such flimsy justifications for war could have been successfully sold if people weren’t already predisposed to believing that muslims are generally bad.
Now that it’s turned into a quagmire people aren’t so enthused, of course.