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Anti-Islamophobia kit launched in European Parliament

A new toolkit, which has been introduced to fight rising Islamophobia in Europe, has looked at eight countries to see which biased narratives were being used to spread anti-Muslim hatred and how to counter them.

A new toolkit to counter Islamophobia was launched in the European Parliament, September 26, 2018. (@GreenJeanMEP)
A new toolkit to counter Islamophobia was launched in the European Parliament, September 26, 2018. (@GreenJeanMEP) (Facebook)

In the wake of growing racism across Europe, a project to counter Islamophobia was launched in the European Parliament on Wednesday.

Experts and academics gathered at the parliament for the launch of the two-year Counter-Islamophobia Kit (CIK) project funded by the European Commission’s Directorate of Justice.

They called on member states and policymakers to play a more active role in the fight against Islamophobia and strengthen legal procedures on the issue.

TRT World’s Assed Baig reports.

The project reviews dominant anti-Muslim narratives and compares counter-narratives in eight EU members states of France, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal, Greece, and the UK.

Jean Lambert Office@OfficeGreenJean

Full house today as @GreenJeanMEP and @ARDIEP2014_2019 host the launch of @CIK_UniLeeds – the largest-ever study into how to tackle Islamophobic narratives, based on research across 8 EU countries.

The project outlines 10 counter-narratives that must be prioritised in Europe:

  • Challenging and contextualising constructions of Muslim “threat”
  • Building inclusive nations: challenging exclusive and discriminatory national projects
  • Cultural compatibility and conviviality: challenging the narrative separation of cultural and ethnic groups
  • Elaborating plurality: challenging narratives of Muslim singularity
  • Challenging narratives of sexism
  • Building inclusive futures
  • Deracialising the state: challenging institutional narratives
  • Emphasising humanity and Muslim normalisation: challenging narratives of division
  • Creating Muslim space(s)
  • Challenging distorted representation: verity and voice
Source: AA
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