Scholars offer Muslims and police a new roadmap for better relations

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A police officer passes by on a motorcycle as employees return to work for the first time following a shooting at the Inland Regional Center (IRC) in San Bernardino, California on January 4, 2016. Just over a month ago, 14 people were shot and killed at the center. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Mike Blake 
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-POLICE-EXTREMISTS, originally transmitted on Jan. 14, 2015.

A police officer passes by on a motorcycle as employees return to work for the first time following a shooting at the Inland Regional Center (IRC) in San Bernardino, California on January 4, 2016. Just over a month ago, 14 people were shot and killed at the center. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Mike Blake *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-POLICE-EXTREMISTS, originally transmitted on Jan. 14, 2015.

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WASHINGTON (RNS) If police want to win the trust of Muslim Americans, they’re going to have to show that Muslims are not being singled out as potential terrorists, the report concludes.