Reject Hate Supplement

A special supplement looking at the state of Muslim-Jewish Relations in Europe and how to build relationships for a better world

This year, the European Commission released figures showing that online Antisemitic and Islamophobic content skyrocketed during the pandemic. As the world deals with growing numbers of religious hate crimes, His Excellency Dr Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, Secretary General of the Muslim World League (MWL), highlighting a UN special report that states Islamophobia has reached “epidemic proportions”, has called for a united interfaith collaboration to reject hate.

This special supplement looks at how the Muslim and Jewish communities can work together and calls on EU leaders to address the root causes of prejudice through innovative policy solutions.

Though these communities are often at odds, they share many of the same challenges: the rise of the far right, an increase in extremist rhetoric and further restrictions on religious freedoms.

To counter this, the MWL has launched the #RejectHate campaign. Supported by 1200 leading Islamic scholars across 139 countries, it aims to tackle all religious hate crimes by targeting tech companies and online platforms.

In this supplement we have contributions from both Muslim and Jewish community leaders as well as EU policymakers, including Evin Incir, Brando Benifei, Cornelia Ernst and Jan Olbrycht.