For centuries the "Western world" has been consipiring against Islam, distorting and lying about any aspect of it you can think of. At present, nothing has really changed, as the conspiring and lies still continue with as much ferocity, if not more, as the Crusades. Seemingly, amongst their aims is to make Islam appear so unsavoury, that no one would dream of becoming a Muslim. Everyday the media portrays some news about Islam in a negative light. The general ethos prevailing at the moment is that Islam is backward, oppressive, knows nothing but terrorism and has never been, and can ever be, of benefit to the world.