Muslims don't get it.
And they don't even listen.
Nor, when they do appear to listen, do they actually pay attention and try to process and understand what is being said.
And over and above all that, they are Shaitan's Prime Target for all kinds of harm and jeopardy: physical; spiritual; psychological; material; financial; political; and all other kinds of harm.
Usually, instead of the heights and expanses you want them to explore, and to which they are not generally accustomed, Muslims reflexively tend to drag you to the depths that form their traditional comfort zones.
So, in any age and place, dealing with Muslims is the Challenge of the Century.
All this is prelude to one simple personal statement -- and all statements are personal statements:
"I AM, AMONG ALL THE THINGS THAT I AM, AN AMERICAN PATRIOT!"
Now, can we talk?
But before you go any further, let me add this part-rhetorical question:
"CLAIMING TO BE A MUSLIM, AS I DO, WHAT ELSE CAN I BE?"
And then let me add this comment:
"IF WE UNDERSTOOD ISLAM FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS, THIS SHOULD BE CLEAR AS DAYLIGHT!"