In light of all the recent commotion about violence against nonbelievers in Islam, I think it is important to read up on the Islamic view of the issue. I see people constantly just throwing out parts of ayats out of context to damage the image of Islam. Here is an article discussing most of these ayats in their contextual and historical context. The article is written by individuals who are actual Islamic scholars. Again this is not the final word on the matter, but it's definitely a good start on a topic I believe we as American Muslim's should read, research, and be knowledgeable on.