According to Rod Liddle, advocating to keep entire religious groups from voting is “light hearted banter,” that should be taken with a grain of salt. If that is the case, here are a few more examples of 'light hearted banter'.
Halle's antisemitic assassin’s behaviour is in line with the new form of right-wing terrorism whose nucleus is a network characterized by right-wing extremism, anti-Semitism and toxic masculinity. Stephan Balliet is an example of the increasing "gamification" of hate.
Earlier this month, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) released the Freedom of Religion or Belief and Security Policy Guidance, a handbook intended for policymakers to better craft policies that further religious freedoms.
Over the past few months, major social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have been under increasing pressure to monitor and remove hateful, potentially dangerous content from their platforms. Many have taken this criticism into account; Facebook recently announced that it would treat all white supremacy messages with the same vigilance as terrorism content, while Twitter amended its hate speech policies to include anything that dehumanises a group of people, with specific attention to anti-religious hatred.
Right wing populists and extremists alike have been dreaming gathering evidence of the “downfall” of the “West” for years. When combined with a populist spin on everyday topics such as children, food and religion, they can spin accolades into the downfall of western civilization on Twitter for days. The most recent example is the #PorkDebate, which has sent German speaking Social Media users into a frenzy. What is behind this debate, and is there any logic to it? 25th of July 2019By: Simone RafaelTranslation: Fabian SchroersThis article was originally published in german on the Belltower website. Is the pig part of German culture? Apparently, a lot of people think so – but only when served on a plate.…