01 Feb 2024 | Organizations

Factsheet: Österreichischer Integrationsfonds (ÖIF)

RELEVANZ: Der Österreichische Integrationsfonds (ÖIF) ist ein Fonds der Republik Österreich, der sowohl auf Bundes- als auch auf Landesebene für Integrationsangelegenheiten (gesellschaftliche Integration von Minderheiten) zuständig ist. In der Ära von Sebastian Kurz wurde der ÖIF als eine Plattform genutzt, um antimuslimische Ansichten durch Referenten und Berichte zu fördern und damit die antimuslimische Politik der Österreichischen Volkspartei (ÖVP) zu untermauern. read the complete article

08 Jan 2024 | Law Enforcement

Factsheet: Operation Luxor

Operation Luxor was a large-scale police operation involving 940 officers targeting dozens of individuals and businesses that took place on November 9, 2020, in Austria. The government claimed the action aimed to “cut off the roots of political Islam.” In 2021, an Austrian court ruled that the raids were unlawful. In the three years since the raids, not a single person has been arrested or convicted. This “textbook example of governing with crime and fear” was conducted under Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who was known for his anti-Muslim policies. read the complete article

05 Jan 2024 | Organizations

Factsheet: Alp Services

Alp Services is a private global public affairs and intelligence firm based in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2023, it was revealed that Alp Services worked for the United Arab Emirates,  and carried out the largest disinformation campaign against Muslims in Europe, linking successful business people, organizations, and individuals to the Muslim Brotherhood in an effort to smear and blackmail them. The campaign relied on Islamophobic tropes as it framed Muslim individuals and organizations of being tied to an alleged “Islamist movement.” read the complete article

18 Aug 2023 | Organizations

Factsheet: Stop Extremism

IMPACT: Stop Extremism is a Europe-wide initiative demanding a stronger fight against extremism. It wants to introduce a joint EU-wide watch list of individuals and organizations that are labeled as extremists. A number of its... read the complete article

11 Aug 2023 | Policy/Law

Burning the Quran is not free speech

Over the past several weeks a number of individuals in Sweden and Denmark have desecrated and burned copies of the Quran, the holy book of nearly 2 billion Muslims worldwide. While these acts have rapidly increased in the past few weeks, they’re sadly not new as such displays of hatred have taken place throughout Europe for decades. read the complete article

01 Aug 2023 | Law Enforcement

Factsheet: War on Terror

IMPACT: The Global War on Terror (GWoT) is an international military campaign launched by the United States under President George W. Bush following the September 11th, 2001 attacks by Al-Qaeda. Dubbed the ‘Forever Wars,’ this... read the complete article

12 Dec 2022 | Terms/Tropes

Western Double Standards & 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup

The recent controversies surrounding the 2022 FIFA World Cup revolve around an ongoing orientalist lens where Western pundits still continue to view the greater Muslim world laced in condescension and double standards not given to other non-Muslim countries, (like China or Russia) who get to host global sporting events without much controversy at all. read the complete article