TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. —
Kamran Memon, president of the Chicago-based Muslims for Safe America, countered that many Muslim Americans are veterans, too. An estimated 20,000 Muslim Americans serve in the U.S. military, he said.
"American soldiers have fought and died side-by-side with Afghan and Iraqi troops fighting against a common enemy," he said.
He said the matter could have been handled better.
Details for this story were provided by The Record-Eagle in North Andover, Mass.