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30 September 2019 - 21:33
Anti-Muslim racism in Europe on rise in 2018: Report

Islamophobic incidents rose across Europe due to the increase in far-right movements' influence, according to a report by an Ankara-based think tank.

Hawzah News Agency - Ankara-based think tank releases report, underlines dynamics that support Islamophobia in Europe.

Islamophobic incidents rose across Europe due to the increase in far-right movements' influence, according to a report by an Ankara-based think tank.

"European Islamophobia Report 2018," released recently by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), focused in detail on the underlying dynamics that directly or indirectly support the rise of anti-Muslim racism in Europe.

The report shed light on "Islamophobic terrorism and the impact of anti-Muslim discourse upon human rights, multiculturalism, and the state of law in Europe".

Rise of Islamophobia posed a threat not only to Muslims but also to the security and stability of Europe, according to the report.

The media also played a crucial role in the reproduction and normalization of anti-Muslim racism, it said.

"There is, generally, only very little positive media coverage of Muslim communities in Europe," noted the report, and added: "Islamophobic hatred is often spread via the Internet".

Anti-Muslim sentiments were also regularly manifested in petitions, the report said.

Islamophobic language by high-ranking politicians, mostly from the far right, normalizes a dehumanizing and racist language when it comes to the portrayal of Muslims, it added.

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