The blogosphere is all abuzz over the new Gallup poll reporting that American Muslims identify strongly with America. The news is indeed good — 93 percent expressed loyalty to America, and almost 70 percent identify “very strongly” with their country. These numbers are considerably higher than in Europe, where similar polls have revealed numbers as low as 35 percent in Germany who identify with the country. For all the controversy over integration, America has a much better track record than our friends across the pond.While the report is certainly welcome, the hype and selective reading of the report in the media is not. Sensationalist headlines such as “Muslims are the Most Loyal American Religious Group” misread the report, which makes no such claim. Meanwhile, positive findings (such as the faith of Muslim Americans in our political system) are widely trumpeted, while more nuanced results (a low level of faith in the Military and FBI) are ignored.The poll is mostly good news with some shadows; the rush to gild the lily and spin the results points to the deep anxieties and strains that still exist in 21st century American life.