From a Greek newspaper proclaiming an anti-Muslim editorial stance to a Belgian political party spreading xenophobic news reports, these April 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.
Greek newspaper Dimokratia published a column giving their official stance on the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks, a stance that is clearly anti-Muslim. This is Greece’s media monitoring highlight for April.
The far-right blog Philosophia Perennis uses global statistics of Christian killings as a means to promote the idea of an existential attack on Christians by Muslims. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for April.
Belgian outlet La Libre shared an opinion piece perpetuating stereotypes of veiled Muslim women, painting them as victims. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for April.
The far-right Belgian political party Vlaams Belang shared a misleading and xenophobic news report on their Facebook page, in line with their consistent anti-migrant and anti-Islam stance. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for April.
Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robison launched a new website hosting a vast amount of anti-Muslim and xenophobic content. In an article discussing Islam, one of the website’s authors Shazia Hobbs makes false claims and stirs hatred and anger towards Muslims. This is UK’s media monitoring highlight for April.
Hungarian state news agency MTI shared several false news reports regarding a large group of new refugees coming to Europe, helping to further the xenophobic and anti-Muslim propaganda of the Hungarian government. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for April.
The French branch of the Russian news agency Sputnik shared a photo of two non-white men smiling with the burning Notre Dame Catherdral in the background, fuelling Islamophobic comments. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for April.