Muslims in America: Role of Religion

June 28, 2016 10:28 PM
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The Muslim religion too often is viewed as monolithic, said Oya Rose Aktas, whose mother is Christian - a Methodist, and her father is a Muslim from Turkey. "Both religious groups are very diverse. ... I think that oftentimes people try to split it (the Muslim community) into moderate Muslims and conservative Muslims, but there is a lot of diversity past that. And I think that that's one of the nuances that gets lost in discussions about Islam in the U.S.," she said.