I often hear the “Jewish Media conspiracy” used as an explanation as to why the world views Islam in a certain tainted light. This implies that the MAIN reason Islam appears to be a violent and repressive medieval religion has nothing to do with what it teaches and practices but is ONLY because of Jewish Media influence. I just have to disagree. From personal experience I have, almost without exception, found that (of the people who cared to discuss religion) every single one of the Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Singaporean, Russian and Thai friends of mine have a negative impression of the religion of Islam. So Why? I know you are not going to suggest that Jewish controls Chinese or Japanese media? That just is not the case.