I flew down to the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs late last year to visit family. While I didn't get to engage much in tourism - it was a sad occasion - one thing that struck me was the diversity of the local community. My extended family (practicing Muslims) had no problem finding halal steakhouses, a well-appointed mosque to pray in, and other lifestyle necessities. It's a far cry from what one might expect. Personally, I'm quite happy for them.