From anti-Muslim fear-mongering on the media coverage of Eid al-Adha to refugees being called "irritating dust", these August 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.
Interviewed on SKAI TV, Stavros Balaskas, Vice-president of the Greek Federation of Police Officers used highly dehumanising language to refer to a police operation held the same morning during which refugees and refugee families were evicted from squats in Exarcheia, Athens. This is Greece’s media monitoring highlight for August.
The pro-government news sites Pesti Srácok and Origo report about the Eid al-Adha celebrations in Europe by presenting Islamophobic narratives of Muslims as dangerous, barbarian and violent. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for August.
Doorbraak.be has shown through repeated incidents that it holds a strong anti-Muslim editorial stance. In a recent article, they quoted a very hateful anti-Muslim speech without providing any context or alternative views. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for August.
Using strongly derogatory language that paints all Muslims as barbaric and bloodthirsty, an article on the far-right blog PI News attacks the ritual slaughtering practice carried out by Muslims in the occasion of the Festival of the Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha). This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for August.