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Parliamentary questions
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22 September 2021
E-004344/2021
Question for written answer  E-004344/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
Mathilde Androuët (ID)
 Subject: Commission funding for a webinar featuring hard-line Islamists

On 23 April 2021, with funding from DG Justice at the Commission, the European Federation of Journalists organised a webinar on the theme of ‘How to counter anti-Muslim narratives in the media?’(1). This first training course was dominated by speakers known for their links with the Islamist ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood – which is active at the highest echelons at the Turkish state – such as Michaël Privot and Leila Azzouzi. Mr Privot is the manager of the 'anti-racist' NGO ENAR(2), to which the European Union donated EUR 5 422 678 between 2014 and 2019. However, since Mr Privot’s appointment, all the cross-border Muslim organisations that have joined have been aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood. Ms Azzouzi, meanwhile, was there representing the CCIB(3), a partner of the FEMYSO, another organisation linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and a member of ENAR.

Does the Commission not think it wrong-headed to promote and fund organisations that openly campaign against our European notion of freedom of expression and whose ultimate goal is to impose a model based on Islamic law on Europeans?

(1)https://europeanjournalists.org/blog/2021/04/27/webinar-1-3-how-to-counter-anti-muslim-narratives-in-the-media/
(2)European Network Against Racism
(3)Collective against Islamophobia in Belgium
Original language of question: FR
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