Brother William Valle of the Institute of the Incarnate Word in Chillum, Md., loads potatoes onto his cart at the Capitol Area Food Bank, in Washington, D.C. A new government initiative seeks to engage faith-based groups on food waste — for instance, by using their existing relationships with food banks to redirect excess food to the hungry. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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"That this is only directed at the Muslim community is something that I personally can't accept," activist Linda Sarsour said of President Obama's challenge to American Muslims. She's pictured here in 2011 at the Arab American Association of New York. Henny Ray Abrams/AP hide caption

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Some American Muslims Irritated By Obama's Call For Them To 'Root Out' Extremism

American Muslims feel unfairly maligned, singled out and asked to do more than others when it comes to terrorism.

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