Retired Gen. James Mattis led U.S. Marines into battle in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004. Troops under his command committed offenses that have put other military commanders in front of international war crimes tribunals.
Historically, the Muslim American community has kept its disputes private. But as the number of mosques increases and Muslims integrate with mainstream America, conflicts are seeping into secular courts from California to Texas and Florida.
Last week’s attack at the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo reignited the debate on the role of religion in acts of terrorism.