During the annual Carnival parade in Aalst the NGO Vismooil’n walked through the city dressed as caricatured orthodox Jews along with an extremely antisemitic float. Following a backlash, Aalst’s mayor responded by saying he did not want to impose censorship. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for March.
From a Greek politician proposing a fine for Muslims praying in public to a Belgian journalist equating terrorism with Islam, these February highlights are an overview of the most significant results of our monitoring of traditional and new media in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, and the United Kingdom.
Whilst discussing a lack of health insurance support for terror attack victims in Belgium, a journalist equates Islam with terrorism, and suggests we must prepare ourselves for the potential risks of this dangerous religion. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for February.
Online newspaper Atlantico ran an interview which purported the Muslim Brotherhood was behind Décathlon’s running hijab, a case which caused controversy this month. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for February.
Public service television channel M1 hosted Tamás Dezső from the government think-tank Migration Research Centre to discuss the integration of Muslim immigrants. The extremely biased and ill-informed piece provided no context to the discussion. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for February.