I was browsing CNN, and recently came across an article that featured an American University Professor who has taken a year of sabbatical to explore Muslim identity in the US. The article talks more about it here.
When I first clicked on the link, I was expecting to read that the young woman had been jeered at or snubbed in some way. I was pleasantly surprised to read that she was surprised by the treatment (or lack of) in small town Arab, Alabama.
Our class has been talking a lot about public diplomacy lately, and I think that maybe discussions such as this might be helpful. I think that what this professor is doing is good work, and maybe should be shown to other countries outside the US. The group also has a blog, which has videos of them as well. I think it's worth a second or two of your browsing time.