Why do Islamic militants hate America, and not Britain?
Before you read this, know that this isn't a shot at people from the UK. I actually really like the UK - I'm just pointing out some facts that were brought in front of me and asking a question.
Now, my constructed question.
In the history books, it points out that most of America's base technology and Westernism originates from Britain, and it also confuses me as to why Islamic militants hate America. They call us Godless, when only 10% of Americans admitted to being athiest, and 16% of those in the UK admitted to being athiest. They also call Americans perverted, but I have heard from people in UK that a lot of kids lose their virginity at 12 years of age there. I don't know if this is said to happen in the USA (or if it's actually true in the UK), but from living there in the USA, I have to say that most kids in High School haven't had sex.
Britain was the country that invaded and attempted to take over the Middle East during the 1900's, yet the Islamics go after America, who had (to my knowledge) done nothing? I don't understand how this happened.
Does anyone have knowledge as to explain exactly why Islamic militants go after America, and not Britain? I'm clueless. Please, also feel free to correct any statements in which I was wrong.
My toes are cold.