Western countries involved in military operations in Afghanistan with the goal of capturing Bin Laden and unseating Al Qaeda-allied Taliban:
Western countries targeted in terror attacks by Al Qaeda or linked groups:
United Kingdom (subway bombings)
Spain (train bombings)
Germany (several operatives were just arrested a few days ago with attacks planned there)
France (see above)
With the exception of Latin America, I think most of the Western world is considerably invested in battling Al Qaeda, and has been for a decade or more. For those who care about global politics, this is a big day for areas comprising most of FFXIV's player-base.
That said, I don't think the threads were deleted because of an anti-Western bias, per se, but perhaps fear of what that sort of sentiment could grow into, and desire not to set a precedent of allowing political threads. That's probably smart.
It's the problem with heavily moderated forums. You do need to follow your own rules, as a moderator. That's why I prefer the approach of the sprawling IMDb.com forums, which has a minimal "Report Abuse" function and little else, and situations like this sort of self-correct after a bit, with no one the worse for wear.