Thanks to America's disastrous education system, there's been created a group of people in this country who are afraid to identify themselves as Americans-- much less as Americans of Christian (or, if you will, Judeo-Christian) heritage. For them there's an embarrassment at anything associated with the very idea, and so they collapse in the face of those who do know who they are, and who strongly present a belief system alternative such as Islam. There's nothing wrong with Islam if it can demonstrate it's compatible with Western civilization, isn't trying to conquer or alter it, and is willing to repel jihadist extremists from its ranks. Islam needs to adapt to America. America won't adapt to it. The jury is still out regarding this.
The movie "El Cid" should be seen as an acceptable, liberal model for what I'm talking about.