New poster campaign against anti-Muslim attacks

New poster campaign against anti-Muslim attacks

Following a campaign against anti-Semitism, the Berlin Senate Department for the Interior has now launched a poster campaign against anti-Muslim attacks.

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    Rima Hanano, member of the advisory board and project manager of the CLAIM-Alliance against Islamophobia, speaks at the presentation of a campaign against anti-Muslim racism.
  • Campaign against anti-Muslim racism© dpa
    Nicola Böcker-Giannini, State Secretary for Sport at the Berlin Senate Department for the Interior, Digital Transformation and Sport, speaks at the launch of the campaign against anti-Muslim racism.
  • Kampagne gegen antimuslimischen Rassismus© dpa
    Rima Hanano, member of the advisory board and project manager of the CLAIM-Alliance against Islamophobia, next to one of the campaign's posters

"Look-Recognize-Act on Anti-Muslim Racism"

"Hinsehen-Erkennen-Handeln bei antimuslimischen Rassismus" ("Look-Recognize-Act on Anti-Muslim Racism") is the name of the project, which was presented on Friday (Jan. 21, 2022). "Anti-Muslim racism is directed against our democratic values and threatens peaceful coexistence and the stability of our society," Senator for the Interior Iris Spranger (SPD) announced. One of the campaign's posters shows a drawing of a mosque, above it is written: "After Friday prayer. Directly threatened. Show solidarity now." On another poster, above a drawing of chairs and tables, it says: "The first time in the lecture hall. Someone pulls on the headscarf. That will not go unnoticed."

Campaign aims to focus on racism in everyday life

The first part of the Senate Department's campaign focused on covert anti-Semitism, for example in jokes, songs or comments. Photos showed a man slapping his thigh and laughing, a singer in front of a microphone, and a lecturer or teacher in class. "This is anti-Semitism, not a joke" and "This is anti-Semitism, not a rhyme" read the poster headlines. The campaigns are intended to show that anti-Semitism, racism and other assaults often surface in smaller incidents that need to be addressed in a timely manner.
Publication date: 21. May 2022
Last updated: 21. January 2022

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