It takes a nation to protect the nation
People who carry out these acts are following their religion. If Islam is to be reformed then someone is going to have to say how.
The Koran says if there is any dispute in what to do, then a Muslim should always follow the later text of the Medina era.
These sorts of actions are not a perversion of Islam, the wests interpretation of Islam is the perversion. And by the time the west realises that fact it will almost certainly be to late for a peaceful solution.
How could meanings have got distorted? After all, it is the perfect message from Allah. So what we should do is just adopt it. But of course, being Kaffir, we should reverse all the words and call it Islam2, because that is the way that we can take this perfect message and apply it ourselves. So where it says Muslim we put Kaffir, and visa versa. Then we could make Muslims submit to our Islam2, or pay the Jizya, or pay the ultimate price - just like it says in our Quran2.
But of course, the Leftards will shoot this down before we can even get started, since it will be seen as some kind of cultural imperialism by the West. For the left, everyone is not born equal, we do not all have equal rights, and you must not try apply the standards of Muslims to non-Muslims.
Rewriting the Koran is compete blasphemy. Look at the Ahmadiyya Muslims. They can't go to mecca because they are not considered Muslim at all. The Sunni and Shia can barely stand to be in each others company along with all the other sects.
A rewritten Koran is not a Koran.
The Koran is only mis understood by non muslims. After 1400 years, Islam looks pretty much the same now as it always did. There is no distortion that anyone can identify, no where in history can anyone show that Islam has lived as an equal, side by side with Anyone.
Islam has always considered non muslims to be inferior. Never equal, and certainly not better.
The problem is not that 'meanings have got distorted' the problem is we in the west have failed to understand the meanings.