Muslim societies and cultures are exotic to most people, and the media has primarily contributed to forming this opinion, constantly promoting the same narrative line. In almost all available and widely available sources of information, such as films and books, representatives of these cultures are portrayed incorrectly, with a large gap from reality. Despite all the cultural wealth of these societies, they are displayed without any respect for cultural heritage. Of the variety of myths and legends, only a few of the most famous are often considered, such as the tales of Ali Baba. At the same time, Arabs and Muslims in the overwhelming majority of cases are portrayed highly negatively.
This rhetoric continues for many years right up to the present, even though people now have access to reliable sources of information to create more accurate representations of these cultures. Accordingly, such an attitude on the part of almost the entire Western world affects the self-perception of Muslims. Since they are often considered rude barbarians, many of them choose not to contact people of other cultures, knowing their existing prejudices. Moreover, their presence only heats existing hostilities and inflames aversion between cultures.