Has anyone ever said to a Muslim, "Welcome to America ?" Try replacing fear with friendship. Ask questions and show true respect. Then you can explain American values, how we got them, and why we want to keep America free.
Williams, who pulled off representing two vastly different brands, qualifies as agile and edgy. But he's hardly an anomaly: These days, the idea that a journalist would operate with a single standard of conduct seems as dated as an 8-track tape.
If a fundamental engagement in individuals actively involved and affected by activities in these regions is not providing the ground work for this ever sought after "solution," then I am not sure what is.