The seventh consecutive edition of the European Islamophobia Report (EIR) covering the year 2021 includes 35 authors from the academic world and civil society who have contributed to the coverage of 27 European countries.
The report highlights the developments of Islamophobia in key fields such as employment, education, media including the internet, the legal system, and politics.
In the chapter on Spain of the European Islamophobia Report 2021, the project MAGIC is highlighted as a Civil Society Initiative to Counter Islamophobia. The Spanish chapter has been written by Sergio Garcia, director of CINVED (Centro Investigación de Extrema Derecha), and Inés Bolaños, a visiting researcher at the Institute for Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University (Netherlands). They underlined that the extreme right has exploited Islamophobia by creating a discourse of security and fear around it.
The other country tackled by MAGIC, Belgium, has also a chapter written by Amina Easat-Daas, a lecturer in politics at De Montfort University, Leicester (United Kingdom).