Seventeen leading civic activists in Middle East studies and Muslim-Christian relations reflect on the effects of Islamophobia and anti-Americanism on public opinion in American and Muslim-majority states. It also offers an assessment of post-September 11, 2001 media depictions of Islam and Muslims. Additionally, the book examines the impact of American government policies and the prospects of reform in the Muslim world on anti-American and anti-Muslim sentiments. The book also looks at how various government and non-government actors are helping or hindering the quest for remedies. In particular, the book assesses interfaith encounters and the role of American Muslims in bridging the growing perception gap between America and the Muslim world.