After the recent attack in San Bernardino, California, US presidential frontrunner Donald Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."

Despite an outcry from some against the proposed ban, the US has seen a wave of Islamophobic incidents, leaving many Muslim-American communities under added scrutiny.  

But outside of these attacks, what are the issues facing Muslim Americans? Is there something distinct that can be called "American Islam"? And do Muslims in the US see a clash between the country's liberal values and traditional religious belief?  

In this web special, Linda Sarsour, an activist and executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, and leading Muslim scholar Yasir Qadhi discuss the key issues facing Muslim Americans today.  

Editor's note: This Arena was recorded prior to US presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's calls to ban Muslims from entering the US and the attack in San Bernardino.  

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Source: Al Jazeera