All you got do to is:
"Americans might better understand the region, experts here said, if they simply listen to what people are saying — and try to understand why — rather than taking offense. The broad view here is that even before Sept. 11, the United States was not a fair broker in the Arab-Israeli conflict, and that it then capitalized on the attacks to buttress Israel and undermine the Muslim Arab world."
-Memo from Cairo
This is excellent reporting by the NYT, go read the full article, and very much in line with my own experiences talking to Cairenes.