Born and raised in the United States, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf has been described as "the most influential Islamic scholar in the Western world". 

In this web extra, Yusuf describes how he views the US. "America is a country of greatness," the Muslim scholar tells Mehdi Hasan. "But it's also a country of great contradiction."

Yusuf also adds that Americans need to realise that they are "not always the good guys". 

"I think most Americans view themselves as wearing the white hats, but we do wear the black hat sometimes."

Watch the full episode with Hamza Yusuf. 

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Source: Al Jazeera