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.
From a non-Muslim journalist wearing a burka to mock those who wear it, to headlines deceiving readers to believing that Islam is taking the role of the Protestant Church in schools, 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.
Richard Dawkins tweeted a comparison between the Christian and the Muslim calls to prayer, the Church bells and the Adhan, calling one “nice” and the other “aggressive”. We felt this was more of an prejudiced view about Islam than a detailed auditory analysis. You can read the full article here.
In July Origo published an article that would be funny if it wasn’t so dangerous. You can read the full story here.
After a coalition of 100 Muslim women denounced discrimination in employment against veiled women, a Belgian citizen accuses them wear the headscarf just for its appearance and not to be true campaigners for equality. This is our Belgium's media monitoring highlight for August 2018.
This video playlist shows the results of media monitoring undertaken in August 2018 in France, Germany, Belgium, Greece, and the UK as part of the Get The Trolls Out project.
An ultra-nationalist newspaper spreads the lies of a self-proclaimed priest who has transformed a part of an abandoned building into a church in order to oppose the building of a mosque. This is our Greece's media monitoring highlight for August 2018.
A German tabloid deceives readers into believing that Islamic studies are given priority over Protestant religion in schools. But only subscribers can read the real reason. And it has nothing to do with an invasion. This is our Germany's media monitoring highlight for August 2018.
When Chantal Delsol claims that Muslim migrants cannot fully integrate into Europe, she is implying the moral superiority of European society and the need for (anti-Muslim) assimilation. This is our France's media monitoring highlight for August 2018
A Daily Mail non-Muslim columnist recounts her experience of wearing a burka for a week and uses it to dehumanise full-face veiled women.This is our UK's media monitoring highlight for August 2018