Arrests call upon US Muslims to publicly discuss their faith

The death of a Detroit Muslim leader and other recent terror-related arrests are forcing US Muslims to talk about their faith in public in order to ensure the world understands that they condemn violence.

Because religion is so integrated in American society, the dialogue is more natural than it might be in European countries such as France, which has derided some public discussions of religion, says Malika Zeghal, associate professor of the anthropology and sociology of religion and Islamic studies at the University of Chicago.