Yes. You are hated in the Middle East because you are "an American." In fact, you are hated so much because of this, you would likely get your head handed to you in a basket in any of the Islamic countries simply by walking up and down the streets and telling those around you of your citizenship.
That is why we had to invade Iraq.
The fact that some citizens of some Islamic countries hate Americans does not even come close to being a legitimate casus belli.
Case closed? Nah. But your eagerness to stop the discussion speaks volumes.