Two articles based on an incident which occurred at this year's Saint Martin’s Day celebrations in West Germany were used to peddle anti-Muslim sentiments. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for November.

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Reporting on the removal of pork from the menu of Düsseldorf kindergartens, the weekly magazine Junge Freiheit implies that Muslim customs are a threat to German culture. Without using sensationalist or overtly anti-Muslim language, the news outlet frames the issue as a problem caused by Muslims. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for October.

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UK populist and far-right news website Politicalite published an article by Bethany Helmsley which strongly pushes the ‘Great Replacement’ theory and made violent threats. This is UK’s media monitoring highlight for October.

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An article on the far-right news website PI-News smears Muslims as backwards and claims they have no positive contribution to offer Europe. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for August.

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Using strongly derogatory language that paints all Muslims as barbaric and bloodthirsty, an article on the far-right blog PI News attacks the ritual slaughtering practice carried out by Muslims in the occasion of the Festival of the Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha). This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for August.

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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.

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An article on the far-right news website PI-News pushed the anti-Muslim and xenophobic narrative of the ‘Great Replacement’ theory, which is popular in far-right circles. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for June.

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The far-right blog Journalistenwatch (JouWatch) uses an account of irreligious school children joining their Muslim peers in fasting for Ramadan in order to invoke the conspiratorial narrative of an alleged “Islamisation” taking place in Europe. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for May.

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The Daily Mail failed to recognise the Islamophobia and the inaccuracies in one of its articles, after the Media Diversity Institute (MDI)  filed a complaint. 

The article, published on Mail Online on 3 May 2019, claimed that “Mohammed was the most popular first name for boys born in Berlin in 2018”, but a closer look at the results of the Society for the German Language (GfdS) study revealed that this is not accurate.

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Der muslimfeindliche Blog Philosophia Perennis nutzt eine weltweite Statistik über ermordete Christen, um die Idee in den Vordergrund zu stellen, Muslime würden eine existentielle Gefahr für Christen darstellen. Dies ist das deutsche Medien Monitoring Highlight für April 2019.

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