Easat-Daas, A., Islamophobia in Belgium: National Report 2017, in: Enes Bayraklı & Farid Hafez, European Islamophobia Report 2017, Istanbul, SETA, 2018
Easat-Daas, A., Islamophobia in Belgium: National Report 2017, in: Enes Bayraklı & Farid Hafez, European Islamophobia Report 2017, Istanbul, SETA, 2018View full Research
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Not applicable - national level
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Civil society organisation
Belgium, Islamophobia Europe, Easat-Daas, A.,
Main Thematic Focus
Racism & xenophobia
Muslims Religious minorities
The report provides an overview of instances of Islamophobia in Belgium in 2017, including the European Court of Justice preliminary judgements on the permissibility of dismissing women who wear the headscarf in employment, the ban on ritual slaughter in Wallonia and Flanders, and the discussions regarding the state takeover of the Grand Mosque of Brussels. The report discusses some of the counter-Islamophobia initiatives taking place in Belgium, and the increased need for collaborative work and the sharing of best practices in the wider struggle against Islamophobia in Belgium and Europe. The report concludes with a series of recommendations in this regard. The country report ends with a chronology of significant events that took place in 2017 in political and public discourse .
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