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Movimiento contra la Intolerancia (2018), Annual report on Islamophobia in Spain 2017 (PCCI) (Informe anual sobre la islamofobia en España 2017 (PCCI)), Madrid, Movimiento contra la Intolerancia (PCCI).

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation


Spain, Observatory for the Islamophobia in the Media |Observatorio de la Islamofobia en los Medios

Main Thematic Focus


Target Population

Muslims Religious minorities

Key findings

This Annual report referring to 2017, has collected 546 incidents of Islamophobia, distributed as follows: 21% acts against women, 8% against men and 4% against children, 7% incidents against mosques, and 3% against people identified as immigrants, 4% against non-Muslims. Growing Islamophobia bias of political leaders from parties of different ideologies with a very active role of the far right and neo-Nazi groups. The cyber hate continues to grow accounting 70% of the incidents in the report. It is mentioned the growing denier discourse of Spain's Islamic legacy, the manipulation of Al-Andalus's history and the historical Islamophobia vindication of recovery of the Andalusí, Mudejar and Morisca Spanish historic memory. Increase on gender islamophobia and different types of discrimination due to non-acceptance of the use of the hijab.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

quantitative (statistics on incidents)
qualitative (expert assessments)

Sample details and representativeness

The cases presented in this report is to address complaints that are channeled, by victims or their families, to the PCCI or, on the other hand, to collect with secondary sources and through various mechanisms, news and incidents that we went on to verify and document.

DISCLAIMERThe information presented here is collected under contract by the FRA's research network FRANET. The information and views contained do not necessarily reflect the views or the official position of the FRA.