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

24 Apr 2023 | Individuals

Factsheet: Magnus Ranstorp

Magnus Ranstorp is an associate professor of political science. He has various links to anti-Muslim and countering extremism think tanks such as CATS of the Swedish Defense University, the Center for Total Defense and Societal Security (FHS), and the Emirati-based Hedayah Center. He regularly publishes opinion pieces and is invited to media outlets as an expert on various subjects. Ranstorp has promoted conspiracy theories accusing European Muslim organizations of being tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, and is a leading voice against Muslim civil society in Sweden. read the complete article

30 Mar 2023 | Individuals

Factsheet: Manfred Weber

Manfred Weber is a German politician who has served as President of the European People’s Party (EPP) since 2022, and as Leader of the EPP Group in the European Parliament since 2014. He has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Germany since 2004. He is a member of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU), which is a member of the EPP. Weber has made statements alleging that Muslims and Islam are a threat to European culture.  read the complete article