There is a lot of scaremongering and mis-information about Islam at the moment. This will change but for the time being know that some media programs will try to enforce a stereotype of Islam.
There are certain institutions who want secular Muslims and want them to drop the sacred law basically but moderate Muslims. I don't think so, any Muslim is moderate due to his nature, he doesn't go to either extreme.
Salvation is through belief in God/Allah and his Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) that's enough to get to heaven.
Islam is a religion that encourages peace, war is only an option in legitimate defense in our time. War is supposed to improve things if it does, then no one can justify war. The purpose of war is to make things better not worse like current events.
The Wahhabi/selefi leaders do not agree with this and they have different ideas and strangely enough Saudi, is the country with the best ties to western countries, yet this is where the extremists have got funding from.