Are American Muslims Really Happy Here?

By Jeffrey Goldberg

Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson:

The conventional wisdom is that unlike Europe's discontented Muslims, America's Muslims are prosperous and happy, having benefited from the welcoming embrace of our "melting pot" nation. This is basically a complacent fiction. According to a Gallup poll released in March 2009, while Muslim integration in the United States has been more successful than in Europe, Muslims remain less civically engaged in American society and less inclined to view their social position positively than any other religious group.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2009/11/are-american-muslims-really-happy-here/30539/