Once enough of us are educated, we can vote people into office who understand the situation. We'll know enough to know who is knowledgeable and who is not. And we can push for initiatives and policies appropriate to our new understanding.
But until enough people understand, the policies and politicians will not have enough support to get anything done. So public education is vital. Really take this seriously. Read about how to talk to people. Learn about Islam. Read the Quran so you can speak with authority.
And find informative materials — books, online videos and articles, and DVDs — and buy them. Lend them out.
Also, get some good coaching on how to talk to people about Islam. Sign up for updates on Citizen Warrior:
I also recommend you join ACT! for America, or at the very least, sign up for their news updates. If you're not an American, the organization has chapters in other countries too. It is a grassroots organization devoted to a public awareness of the basic teachings of Islam.
One uplifting task you can pursue that indirectly weakens the influence of orthodox Islam is to help girls. Find out more about the "Girl Effect" here.
For more ideas about what to do, check out a page completely devoted to taking action on this issue: WhatYouCanDoAboutIslam.com.