Anti-American sentiment in Pakistan
Anti-American sentiment in Pakistan has been evident through public demonstrations and burning of the flag of the United States. When measured in 2009 Pakistan was amongst the countries with the strongest such antipathy. According to Anatol Lieven, anti-American sentiment in Pakistan is characterised more by political hostilities rather than racial or religious undertones.
Reasons for unpopularity have included cultural issues and US foreign policy actions. Cultural grievances have been perceived affronts to Islam by US citizens. Unpopular foreign policy actions have included U.S. military actions on Pakistani soil such as drone attacks, the operation to kill Osama Bin Laden and the 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan, as well CIA activities such as the Raymond Allen Davis incident, and perceived inadequate US response to the humanitarian crisis of the 2010 Pakistan floods.
- Pakistan–United States relations
- 1979 U.S. embassy burning in Islamabad
- Anti-Americanism in Korea
- 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan
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