Learning about Islam
It’s important to get this right. Let’s remember that during the Cold War many assumptions were made about communism, some exaggerated the threat, some trivialized the threat. Learning about Islam doesn’t involve a massive study and exegesis of esoteric passages of the Koran. The general trend – the essence – can be understood even by the non-expert. Once that is done, one can fine-tune one’s knowledge over time if desired. However, as citizens who value our liberty, it is imperative that we become knowledgeable no matter how active a role you intend to play in the intellectual battle.