The Pontiff Visits a Country Where Negative Views of Christians and the West Are on the Rise
Except in France, most Muslim women choose to cover their heads -- but many among the general public disapprove
President travels to a country with volatile views of U.S.
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Concerns Pre-Date Airplane Plot
Remarks of Andrew Kohut to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing
Few Signs of Backlash From Western Europeans
After a year marked by riots over cartoon portrayals of Muhammad, a major terrorist attack in London, and continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, most Muslims and Westerners see relations between them as generally bad.
America's global image has again slipped and support for the war on terrorism has declined even among close U.S. allies like Japan. The war in Iraq is a continuing drag on opinions of the United States, not only in predominantly Muslim countries but in Europe and Asia as well. And despite growing concern over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the U.S. presence in Iraq is cited at least as often as Iran - and in many countries much more often - as a danger to world peace.