America is desperate to find un-Muslim-like allies among the world's Muslims. That is, Muslims who believe as Americans do that no particular religion should have the upper hand in politics and government.
Alas, the Pew Research Foundation polls keep revealing that this search is a chimerical quest. The Pew polling regularly reports overwhelming support in the "Muslim world" for the rule of Sharia, Islamic law, and for Islam-dominated policy and government.
Which inevitably means that Muslim nations are going to be suspicious of, if not hostile to, U.S. notions of what constitutes Islamic extremism.