Ans.Is it really the western media that distorts these views, or is the fault of those who hijack your religion (and their supporters) that drive the media to such conclusions? Don't be so quick to put the blame on others.
Mostly it is the fault of Media who always write any thing connected with Islam with a negative bias.
And considering that Islam is World's second biggest religion, the ignorance which this media has about Islam is inexplicable.
The commit mistakes which even a Muslim child can point out that it is wrong, yet many News Papers and magazines print it, without any shame.
In fighting between Muslims is a fact, but the media gives it another color and starts blaming Islam and Islamic teachings , which is totally wrong.
What is needed is restraint from both side and not do some thing to expand the gulf, but try to bridge it and reduce it.