Face it, they hate us because they’ve been brought up to think that they come from a superior culture, and when they grow up and find out it’s not true they get pissed. It’s that simple.
And put our good ol’ buddy Iran on the list of our allies in the WOT that they attack on a regular basis.
I think it's more that they think they come from a superior culture, yet we have all the good stuff. This must mean we're sticking it to them in some way*. Bin Laden thinks that present oil prices are a rip-off - for oil producers. He thinks $200 a barrel is more like a fair price. And once he gets Muslim oil producers under al Qaeda's thumb, he'll arrange for those prices to be come reality.
* Like I said, it's standard Marxist pap with a few verses from the Koran thrown in. The cover is different, but the contents are the same. This is why so many leftists are sympathetic to al Qaeda - they're not just religious zealots bent on murder - they also happen to have a socialist agenda.