People hold hands to form a human solidarity chain at Place de la Republique near sites of the deadly attacks in Paris, on November 15, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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(RNS) The challenge to Americans is to recognize that Muslims are decisively on their side in the fight against extremism. The challenge to Muslims is to engage fully with the rest of the nation in identifying the safest and wisest paths forward.