An article spreading harmful generalisations about Salafism in Belgium and the Netherlands has been published by the Belgian news outlet DH.be. 

The Get the Trolls Out! partner in Belgium, European Network on Religion and Belief, has submitted a complaint to DH.be requesting significant edits to the article.

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Trivialisation often goes hand in hand with discrimination, as is the case in an article by the Belgian newspaper Le Soir,  in the article “China and its Muslims, a complicated relationship”.

Get the Trolls Out! Belgian partner European Network on Religion and Belief sent a letter of complaint to Le Soir, requesting the headline is changed. The phrasing “China and its Muslims” stigmatizes and denigrates the Chinese Muslim population, presenting them as a separate part of the country. 

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The Belgian news outlet DH.be published a fear-mongering article spreading harmful generalisations about Salafism in Belgium and the Netherlands. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for September.

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ReactNieuws is an online news blog that continually publishes articles that use anti-Muslim and xenophobic tropes and narratives, encouraging their readers to adopt these hateful and dangerous ideas. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for September.

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The Church of Saint Catherine in Brussels covered with tape an antisemitic sentence written on an information placard, after receiving complaints from a Belgian blogger and several visitors.

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Doorbraak.be has shown through repeated incidents that it holds a strong anti-Muslim editorial stance. In a recent article, they quoted a very hateful anti-Muslim speech without providing any context or alternative views. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for August.

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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.

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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.

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Get the Trolls Out! Belgian partner EUJS sent a complaint letter to ReactNieuws.net, a blog that depicts migrants, particularly Muslim migrants, as dangerous criminals.

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Belgian journalist Salima Belabbas was abused with racist comments on social media after presenting the RTL Info news bulletin for her first time. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for June.

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