Disinfo: Macron government tried to create inter-religious conflict against Muslims in France.

Summary

The Macron government knew in advance that the Paris riots would take place. However, some preventive steps have been taken. Thus, they tried to load the expected wave of internal protests with religious content in advance. In other words, they tried to create an atmosphere of inter-religious conflict by creating anger and hatred against Muslims in French society.

Disproof

Disinformation regarding the anti-Muslim position of the Macron government. There is no proof that the Macron government is deliberately stoking up inter-religious conflict against Muslims in France or that it had advance warning of the tensions.

See more information about Macron plus Muslims in Europe such as Muslims want to forbid Christmas Trees in England and Britain supports the Muslim Brotherhood.

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  • Reported in: Issue 226
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/12/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Azerbaijani
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: France
  • Keywords: Emmanuel Macron, Muslim/Islam
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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine, attempting to portray it as a civil war.

There is irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine.

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Disproof

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Disproof

A recurrent claim on Crimea’s status and a false statement on Sweden’s position on the illegal annexation of Crimea.

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