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The Islam charm offensive: young Muslims react after their 'loyalty to the US' is questioned

It's not easy being a Muslim in the United States. Many are suspected of being terrorists, after the Fort Hood shootings and the failed attack on Times Square. But things could be about to get even more complicated. Congress, which has a Republican majority, plans to launch an inquiry to how loyal American Muslims are to their country. Critics say it smacks of McCarthyism, while young Muslims are starting to take to the streets on an Islam charm offensive.

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