Obana has mentioned that Muslims feel discriminated against in the USA. The message is true, but a large portion of the blame falls on Muslim leadership. Rather than stand up and say that terrorism is counterproductive and harms the image of Islam it sends a message that waffles.
Sadly what the Muslim American community needs most is a leader like Stephen Schwartz, but he is seldom seen and quoted as the media looks for the shrillest voice to give good copy.
What the Muslim community in America needs to help its own image is vision. Islam in America may be different from the European variants. The expectation that work is expected and that one is just another flavor of America may blunt the radicalism seen in Europe.
One day I would love to see Stephen Schwartz answer the serious question if far left paternalistic
social safety nets that keep people at subsistence levels creates a fertile environment for radicalism. Gainfully employed people have little time for utopian idiocy of all types. However, the 7/7 bombers did not fit that mold. The European culture of alienation vs the more open form of inclusion in the USA must be examined.