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In the viewpoint that follows, Haroon Siddiqui asserts that the United States plays a significant role in provoking terrorist attacks by Islamic groups. According to the author,

U.S. foreign policies are often hostile or indifferent to Muslims. Siddiqui is the editorial page director and writer for the Toronto Star.

As you read, consider the following questions:

1. What is the “central fact” about the anti-American hatred that drives Islamic terrorists, according to

Siddiqui? 2. How is America’s foreign policy hostile or indifferent to Muslims, as explained by the author"

3. What “honorable exception” to America’s usual foreign policy does Siddiqui mention"

President Bill] Clinton says [that] terrorist attacks are an inevitable result of America’s global leadership role. ‘‘We act to advance peace...

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