There is definitely a certain strain in Western society that thinks it can ride the tiger. The possibility that the tiger can turn on them and eat them is dismissed with a wink and chuckle.
Stealth Jihad: An Interview With Robert Spencer
Is “moderate” Islam even possible?
Anything is possible. But “moderate” Islam as an Islamic theological and legal construct does not now exist, and would need to be invented. Can it be done? The record of history shows that it is never wise to say that something could never happen. But as it would involve the overturning or wholesale reevaluation of the fonts of Islamic authority that have existed since virtually the beginning of Islam, it is extremely unlikely.
Will American Muslims one day have to choose? Not at all. Those who want Sharia in the United States have no problem professing love for their country. It is their love for America that makes them want to bring what they consider to be the law of God here.