17 Jun 2024 | Individuals

Factsheet: Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath is a Hindu nationalist and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state. Described as a “militant monk,” he has a history of anti-Muslim rhetoric and inflaming communal tensions. Under his leadership, UP has instituted several discriminatory measures targeting Muslim history and Muslims themselves, including a deadly crackdown on anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters. read the complete article

13 May 2024 | Politics

Factsheet: Love Jihad Conspiracy Theory

Love Jihad is a widely debunked conspiracy theory promoted by Hindu nationalists in India to incite fear, animosity, and violence against the country’s 200 million Muslims. The theory claims that Muslim men are luring Hindu women into marriages in an effort to forcibly convert them to Islam. This conspiracy theory has been heavily promoted by Hindu far-right groups, right-wing media, and the leaders of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As a result of this conspiracy theory, Muslim men have been imprisoned, faced violent attacks, and killed. read the complete article

08 May 2024 | Individuals

Factsheet: Sadhvi Rithambara

Sadhvi Rithambara is a senior leader in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and is the founder of Param Shakti Peeth, a “charitable organization” in India, which also has two sister organizations in the US, Param Shakti Peeth Of America Foundation and Param Shakti Peeth Of America East Coast (PSPA). Rithambara is a leading figure in the Hindu nationalist movement and her anti-Muslim speeches played a central role in the demolition of the Babri Mosque in the 90s. read the complete article

09 Apr 2024 | Individuals

Factsheet: Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

RELEVANZ: Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff ist eine zentrale Figur im transatlantischen Netzwerk von anti-muslimischen Organisationen und Aktivisten. Sie ist Mitorganisatorin der paneuropäischen ‘Counter Jihad-Bewegung’, hat sich mit antimuslimischen Aktivisten und Organisationen in den USA verbündet und ist... read the complete article

01 Apr 2024 | Individuals

Factsheet: Heinz-Christian Strache

Heinz-Christian Strache ist der ehemalige Vizekanzler von Österreich und Vorsitzender der rechten Freiheitlichen Partei Österreichs (FPÖ). In seiner Jugend hatte er ein Naheverhältnis zu Neonazis. Unter seiner Führung hat die FPÖ auf Islamophobie gesetzt. Strache war auch weitläufig mit rechtsgerichteten Parteien in ganz Europa verbunden und leitet heute die Kleinstpartei ‚Team HC Strache – Allianz für Österreich‘. read the complete article

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

17 Jan 2024 | Organizations

Factsheet: Der Wiener Akademikerbund

Der Wiener Akademikerbund wurde 1957 gehörte zur Österreichischen Volkspartei (ÖVP). Im Jahr 2011 wurde er formell aus der ÖVP ausgeschlossen, weil er das Verbotsgesetz von 1947 in Frage stellte, welches die Leugnung des Holocaust und die Verharmlosung der Nazi-Gräueltaten unter Strafe stellt. Der Wiener Akademikerbund ist eine rechtskonservative Denkfabrik (Think Tank), die für Neoliberalismus und christliche Werte einsteht. read the complete article

12 Jan 2024 | Individuals

Factsheet: Narendra Modi

Narendra Damodardas Modi is the current Prime Minister of India. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat during the deadly 2002 anti-Muslim pogroms in the state, and throughout his political career, he has promoted Hindu nationalist views. Under his leadership, India has experienced a rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes and hate speech, increasing polarization and violence in society, growing restrictions on the media, and the growth of Hindu nationalist groups. Critics and human rights experts have warned that under Modi’s leadership, democracy in India is under threat. 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