I am pleased to add the following comments from Mohammad Imran,
"I agree individuals should have freedom to do what they want. In America Muslims do what they want because the country is run on law and order. American Muslims can express their views knowing law will support them. They can become very regressive if they want just like Amish or Hasidic Jews and live marginal lives in American society like them. They can assimilate in larger society too and become its active members. Choice rests with American Muslims.