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.
Collective Action Zoo Humain performed at an art festival in Ghent with a parody the Eurovision theme song 2019. While claiming only to criticize Israel, the group made comments clearly relating directly to Jews, crossing the line between anti-Zionism and antisemitism. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for May.
The DH.be news website spreads Islamophobic narratives promoted by the “Liste Destexhe” party by uncritically republishing their hateful campaign material. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for May.
The far-right blog Journalistenwatch (JouWatch) uses an account of irreligious school children joining their Muslim peers in fasting for Ramadan in order to invoke the conspiratorial narrative of an alleged “Islamisation” taking place in Europe. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for May.
Greek opinion site The Analyst casts doubt on whether the fire in Notre Dame was an accident and rants about an alarming number of Muslims in Belgium. This is Greece’s media monitoring highlight for May.