the sixties the Muslim students started to organize outside the FIA. At the same time what was known as the "Sunni groups" started to organize parallel to the Nation of Islam. In the midseventies Warith Deen Muhammad effected the transition of the Nation of Islam to orthodoxy. About the same time ISNA was emerging in the immigrant sector, replacing the FIA and building on the new and more Islamically developed communities.
Many argue that those things that have kept various groupings within the Islamic community separated were at least partially removed, and the associations of persons who consider themselves American Muslims are coming closer to a position of cooperation and commonality.