9. Dismiss traditional battle lines as insufficiently nuanced. Find common ground.

Cairo: “…since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States. They have fought in our wars, served in government, stood for civil rights, started businesses, taught at our Universities, excelled in our sports arenas, won Nobel Prizes, built our tallest building, and lit the Olympic Torch.”

2004 DNC: “We worship an awesome God in the blue states, and we don’t like federal agents poking around our libraries in the red states.”

Notre Dame: “That’s when we begin to say, ‘Maybe we won’t agree on abortion, but we can still agree that this heart-wrenching decision for any woman is not made casually, it has both moral and spiritual dimensions.'”