Elites love to imagine that America does immigration better than other places and infer therefore that we have nothing to fear from Muslims in our midst. That idea is a dangerous arrogance, which this poll clarifies.
It is true that in comparison to the Sons of Allah in Europe and Britain, Muslims residing in America are more assimilated in terms of making a decent living and attaining upward mobility. However, there is still a nasty bit who believe we infidels deserve rough treatment as required by the Prophet.
An alarming 26% — or roughly 100,000 — of younger U.S. Muslims say suicide bombings against non-Muslim "civilian targets" are cool. That's really not any more comforting than the 35% of young Muslim Brits who told Pew the same thing after some of them bombed the London subway, killing 52 civilians and wounding another 700 or so.
You may recall how pundits here assured us our Muslim youth would never subscribe to such lunacy. [What Muslims Really Think, Investors Business Daily 5/22/2007]
A few points:
The survey is a long-overdue sampling of Muslim attitudes that we have previously seen surveyed in other countries, but apparently no one in this country wanted their lovely fantasy disrupted until now.