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

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

05 Jan 2024 | Individuals

Netherlands’ Top Islamophobe Wins 2023 Election

“Islam is not a religion; it’s an ideology, the ideology of a retarded culture,” once said Dutch politician Geert Wilders whose far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) shockingly won the most number of parliamentary seats in the recent November 2023 election in the Netherlands. Known by many as the Dutch version of Donald Trump, this former fringe politician is now  poised to possibly become the next prime minister, which is sending shockwaves to millions of minorities living in the Netherlands today. read the complete article

02 Nov 2023 | Individuals

Factsheet: Nina Scholz

Nina Scholz is a German political commentator and writer on Islamism based in Vienna, Austria. Scholz is often presented as an expert on Islam and Islamism by the Austrian media and policy circles. She produces many texts with Heiko Heinisch, with whom she served as an expert for Operation Luxor, an unlawful raid targeting the homes of 60 prominent Austrian Muslims. read the complete article

13 Jul 2023 | Individuals

Factsheet: Friedrich Merz

IMPACT: Friedrich Merz is a German politician. In 2022, he became the leader of the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and leader of the CDU parliamentary group in the German federal parliament, the Bundestag. He has made anti-Muslim comments and represents the conservative right-wing camp within his party. read the complete article

04 May 2023 | Individuals

Factsheet: Sameh Egyptson

Sameh Egyptson is a Swedish academic and highly visible public commentator. He is hired as an expert by public agencies and right-wing political parties. Egyptson is engaged in spreading conspiracy theories about an alleged Islamization of Sweden by the Muslim Brotherhood. Sameh Egyptson (formerly known as Sameh Nabeh Basely Khalil) is a Swedish academic and highly profiled public debater. read the complete article