Former English Defense League leader Tommy Robison ran inthe EU elections and encountered much criticism along the way. This article focusses on a violent incident during his campaign, but leaves out key details and uses anti-Muslim tropes. This is UK’s media monitoring highlight for May.
Greek newspaper Dimokratia published a column giving their official stance on the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks, a stance that is clearly anti-Muslim. This is Greece’s media monitoring highlight for April.
The far-right blog Philosophia Perennis uses global statistics of Christian killings as a means to promote the idea of an existential attack on Christians by Muslims. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for April.
Belgian outlet La Libre shared an opinion piece perpetuating stereotypes of veiled Muslim women, painting them as victims. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for April.
The far-right Belgian political party Vlaams Belang shared a misleading and xenophobic news report on their Facebook page, in line with their consistent anti-migrant and anti-Islam stance. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for April.
Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robison launched a new website hosting a vast amount of anti-Muslim and xenophobic content. In an article discussing Islam, one of the website’s authors Shazia Hobbs makes false claims and stirs hatred and anger towards Muslims. This is UK’s media monitoring highlight for April.
Hungarian state news agency MTI shared several false news reports regarding a large group of new refugees coming to Europe, helping to further the xenophobic and anti-Muslim propaganda of the Hungarian government. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for April.
The French branch of the Russian news agency Sputnik shared a photo of two non-white men smiling with the burning Notre Dame Catherdral in the background, fuelling Islamophobic comments. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for April.
Facebook has changed its policy on white nationalism and separatism, now officially banning content related to these ideologies on its platform.