ART Channel, a private regional TV network in Greece uncritically “examined” anti-Muslim fake news published by a far-right newspaper during a talk-show. During the show, the presenter, the panellists and a third-party legal expert repeated Eleftheri Ora’s false claims that an Orthodox Church in the Votanikos area of Athens had been demolished to build a Mosque.
Eleftheri Ora, an extreme-right newspaper in Greece, continues to vilify Muslims in its articles. In a recent front-page piece, the newspaper misleadingly reported that a Greek Orthodox Church in Vottanikos Athens had been knocked-down to make space for the construction of a mosque.
On 5th August 2018, the popular British newspaper The Daily Telegraph published an op-ed about Denmark’s Burqa Ban by the former British Foreign Secretary [Foreign Affairs Minister] Boris Johnson. In the article, Johnson uses Islamophobic language that calls women who wear the burqa “ridiculous” and compares them to “letter boxes” and “bank robber[s]”. He has been widely criticised for this and told to apologise by his own Conservative party.
The Belgian newspaper Le Vif reported about a suicide in Verviers where the person blew himself up. The newspaper decided to clarify that it was not a terrorist attack. This point is repeated in the headline, in the intro, and in the article. Despite this incident having nothing to do with terrorism, almost half of the article is devoted to recount how in 2015, a week after the Charlie Hebdo attack, a terrorist cell was dismantled in Verviers.
Jérôme Bourbon, the director of the French far-right magazine "Rivarol" recently denied the overwhelming body of evidence about the genocide of six million Jews during the World War 2. He tweeted: "School friends, if during your classes, they brainwash you about the Holocaust, tell them about the Palestinian blood, about the massacre of unarmed civilians. Do not let anyone accept this, please react, revolt, do not be Judeo-submissive".