My believe is that religions are systems to control humans, and sometimes also to control the gods, sprung from ancient tales and believes. So you involve a prophet with a teaching that only God is good and that God is responsible for life and death of all other beings: animals, humans and invisible powers as other gods. The prophet shall also make clear that God desire righteousness and mercy and want all beings to practice that. Then visitors from other cultures could be welcomed for dialogues.
Now let an alien magician appear in your world. Since her magical performance amaze and worry the citizens the priests announce that every being is created by God and should be respected as such and that any powerful act from anyone of Gods creations comes from the power of God.
But of course, if the priests and the other leaders of your society don't believe in their God, if they are hypocrites, they wont listen to the prophet but instead follow their own rules for the benefit of what they believe is best for them selves. And then no one is safe and people will randomly be killed in arbitrary pogroms...
And then, they would most probably burn the alien magician as a witch.
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