From a Der Spiegel article alluding to antisemitic tropes to Origo's exploitation of Christian persecution to incite hatred against Muslims, these June 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.
Right-wing blog Westerse Beschaving acts as an information portal for those looking for ‘proof’ of Islam’s incompatibility with the West. It uses quotes from the Quran out of context to spread this narrative. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for July.
The religious news platform Vima Orthodoxias gave a platform to known conspiracy theorist, author Serena Nomikou. In the article, Nomikou made very extreme anti-Muslim claims backed by zero evidence. This is Greece’s media monitoring highlight for July.
An article published in popular news magazine Der Spiegel portrays the work of two Jewish lobby groups in Germany as dubious and worrisome, invoking the antisemitic trope of scheming Jewish cabals. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for July.
In an interview with “Le Soir,” Conservative N-VA MP & former editor of Joods Actual Michael Freilich said that Muslim and Jewish religious head coverings were not comparable, saying that a Jewish kippah is a symbol of faith, white a Muslim hijab is a symbol of oppression. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for July.
The Telegraph published a video on Twitter of England cricket players Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid walking away from the champagne celebrations following their World Cup win, falsely framing the situation in a negative light. This is the UK’s media monitoring highlight for July.
The pro-government news site Origo uses data on discrimination against Christians across the world to spread fears on the presence of Islam in Europe. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for July.
A number of French media outlets failed to fact-check the nationality of the perpetrator of a murder, revealing deep-rooted stereotypes against French Algerians. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for July.