The ‘Get the Trolls Out’ campaign is focused on combating intolerance and discrimination based on religious grounds in Europe, and its associated racial paradigms. The focus is on antisemitism, Islamophobia, and anti-Christian sentiment, but intolerance towards other religious communities will also be covered. Definitions of some of the main types of anti-religious hatred can be found below.
What is antisemitism?
In these guidelines, attached at the bottom of this page and produced by CEJI - A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe, we look at the origins of the word 'antisemitism' and examine other terms and working definitions. We also give concrete examples of antisemitism, and compare legitimate criticism of Israel with antisemitic criticism of Israel and look at where the line should be drawn. The publication also contains useful annexes on current manifestations of antisemitism in Europe (2013-2015) and antisemitic incidents in European countries during 2014.
For the longer version of these guidelines, please click here.
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What is Islamophobia/anti-Muslim hatred?
The guidance on Islamophobia attached at the bottom of this page produced by the European Forum of Muslim Women provides a definition of Islamophobia or anti-Muslim hatred, or anti-Muslim racism, and clarifies some of the confusion and complexities that exists around these terms, as well as providing useful links to further information.
What is anti-Christian sentiment?
In an increasingly secular Europe that is moving away from its Christian roots, devote Christians are seen as ‘unusual’ and are becoming more and more marginalised. The below link to the ‘Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians’ provides useful information and guidance related to anti-Christian sentiment.