If there is any hope to combat terrorism, oppression, and violence in these latter days, freedom loving people need to identify who the enemy IS. That can't be accomplished by maintaining a willful ignorance. I am not an arrogant jerk who wants to feel superior, I simply want to expand knowledge about terrorism, violence, the differences between various religions etc. and I know if I can obtain this knowledge, anybody else can. trust me, I'm no genius!
There are threats to the western way of life! what kind of world do you want your children and grandchildren to live in? do you want your girls to have to live in a burkha and under sharia law? do you know what sharia law is? do you know there are serious european government officials who want to let the Muslims living amongst them to establish their own sharia courts? do you realize what this means? do you want the US to follow suit? do you think you should learn something about this?
Do you realize Ahmadinejad, president of Iran has stated he intends to blow Israel off the map? do you realize he has to, to be true to his faith? do you know what jihad is? do you realize jihad will not stop until Islam dominates the world? PLEASE folks, read up on these thoughts. here are a few links to good sources.
a great basic introduction to Islam can be found here
Robert Spencer is posting an outline on the Quran here
Look at the main page of that site for any number of books on the subject.