Anti-Western sentiment refers to broad opposition or hostility to the people, policies, or governments in the western world. In many cases the United States, and the United Kingdom are the subject of discussion or hostility. Anti-Western sentiment occurs in many countries, such as China, even from the West itself - especially European countries. Broad anti-Western sentiment exists in the Muslim world, for whom the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan are seen as a campaign to murder Muslims. Another factor could be the ongoing support by Western governments for Israel.
Within the West, some European citizens, or politicians, as well as some Muslim communities are hostile to the society they live in, and a few Muslim communities are sympathetic to terrorism in the West.
In Amsterdam's secondary schools, about half the Moroccan students does not identify with the Netherlands: they see their identity as 'Muslim', and regularly express anti-Western views but, nevertheless, do not want to return to their historical homeland.