"A solid job of reporting, a personal journey of discovery, and a wake-up call for all who read it." —Charles Gibson, ABC News
After nearly one hundred assignments for ABC News in Muslim countries, Jim Sciutto brings back this disturbing truth: the Al-Qaeda—inspired view of an evil America bent on destroying Islam has moved from the fringes to the mainstream.
Sciutto profiles a cross-section of people in the Arab world, including a former Al-Qaeda jihadi turned electrician in Saudi Arabia, a Jordanian college student willing to risk his life by killing Americans in Baghdad, a Christian woman who supports Hezbollah in Lebanon, bitter pro-democracy advocates in Egypt who feel betrayed by the United States, and British-born Muslim terrorists living in London. The result is an alarming portrait of the depth and scope of anti-American sentiment.
Yet there is hope for America to turn the tide of hate. Democratic ideals are still held in high esteem, even as America’s perceived actions against Muslims are not, and President Obama’s election has raised hopes for change among many Muslims.
Against Us is an urgent wake-up call for all Americans–and in particular those charged with formulating U.S. foreign policy–to rebuild relations with the Arab world and restore confidence in American values.