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.
Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn pushes 'Islamification' narrative when discussing the case of Shamima Begum. This is UK’s media monitoring highlight for February.
The far-right PI-News portrays Islamic studies classes in German primary and secondary schools as a form of clandestine missionary work in the name of the so-called Islamisation of Europe. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for February.
In an article discussing a self-proclaimed ‘Hitler fan’, Belgian news platform 7sur7 features an image of him performing the Sieg Heil salute with a Nazi flag in the background. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for February.
Politician Thanos Tzimeros wrote an article for Market News about alleged praying on public pavements by Muslims in Greece, proposing fines for anyone doing so. The piece also distinguishes Muslim religious rituals from Christian ones. This is Greece’s media monitoring highlight for February.