Life in America is a mixed bag for Muslim Americans, said Jane Lampman in The Christian Science Monitor. The nation's youngest and most racially diverse community is still struggling for a sense of belonging, partly because some others harbor "post-9/11 suspicions about the Islamic faith." But a Gallup survey found that Muslims are among the most highly educated and prosperous religious groups in the U.S.
Not only that, said Rachel Abrams in The Weekly Standard, but it turns out that American Muslims "are pretty much the happiest in the world." And it's not surprising. "They're citizens of the most welcoming and inclusive place on Earth," a country where desperate immigrants find refuge from tyranny and "grinding poverty."
Now it's time for Muslim Americans to take the next step, said Amreena Hussain in the Baltimore Sun. Muslims are still largely excluded—"or exclude themselves"—from American social and political life. "It is time we realized that we have left our monarchies and dictatorships on a different continent and arrived in a land where we can assert ourselves."
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