The Brussels-based 7sur7 reports that Toblerone chocolate has received its halal certification, but the story is framed to make it look like a secret conspiracy to please Muslim buyers. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for December.
On CNEWS, the founder of the Observatory on Secularism of Val d’Oise Laurence Marchand-Taillade uses dubious Egyptian sources to claim that the Yellow Vests movement has been influenced by the tactics of the Muslim Brotherhood. This is France's media monitoring highlight for December.
From preposterous proposals to adopt “French” first names to made-up Christmas bans, these November 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. GREECE – Centre-Right politician scare-mongers with nonexistent ban on Christmas Date of broadcast: 4 November 2018 Media Outlet: SKAI TV, one of the main broadcasters in Greece Author: Michael Voridis, former minister and current speaker of the conservative New Democracy party Link: https://goo.gl/Tf9W8k Description of the anti-Muslim content: On a morning show on SKAI TV, Michael Voridis, former minister and current speaker of the conservative New Democracy party, stated that, if the government proposal on State-Church relations is implemented,…
Greek MP Voridis has spread exaggerated rumours of an impending inexistent danger with the aim of inciting public fear. The former minister has stated that, if the government proposal on State-Church relations is implemented, religious icons such as Jesus’ in schools and courts would not be allowed; that the cross must be removed from the Greek flag; and that Christmas would not be publicly celebrated. This is Greece's media monitoring highlight for November.
In a biased article with no original sources, little context, and the point of view of a single expert, the Hungarian public broadcaster promotes prejudices against Muslims. This is Hungary's media monitoring highlight for November.