Lost in many of the discussion about Islam is an oddity known as generation three.
Normal immigrants who arrive are culturally emeshed in their country of origin. Using my own familiy as an example my granfather read the Yiddish paper till the day he passed on. He didn't care much for popular culture except for Gunsmoze, Bonanza and strangely Benny Hill. His life revolved around work going to temple his kids and his mixed up relatives.
My fathers first language was Yiddish. He can still speak it fluently but his language is English. He became a Bal Teshuvah later in life but is far more Americanized than his father. He is an avid Yankee fan who is also into Art, theatre
and a wide variety of music.
I am more americanized than my father as I am generation three. I do not speak any Yiddish and am not religious.
This is very much the normal pattern immigrants follow. However two factors have changed the third generation experience. Immigrants are not being taught American history from the blame America first crowd. Every third world civilization is disneyfied.
There is also madrassa and mosque fanaticism intervening in the generation three trend towards assimilation. Madrassas teach radical Islam and people like Mark Steyn claimed to see more angry Muslims in London than in Yemen.
Lost in the mix is that Muslims in America work jobs. We do not have the added problem of unemployed men in Mosques in large numbers that exists in Europe. It may be that we may see a generation three Americanized Muslim. There is room for hope
as popular culture tends to be the great leveler.
The future may be brighter than we assume in the long run.