In Australia, we saw how it drive Yassmin Abdel Magied out of the country. It was amplified by News Corp against Waleed Aly and his wife. It showed up as Andrew Bolt as the advocate of free speech and recruiter of hate and bigotry around the country. Currently, the LNP and the LNP have voted Peter Dutton in as their leader whose history proves him to be a grandmaster of both Islamophobia, Racism, and ethnic hatred and the Murdoch media are supporting him from the get-go.
We believe acknowledging and addressing the systemic negativity in media coverage of Muslims and Islam is vital for countering widespread stigmatization. This may, in turn, create opportunities for more humane policies that are fair to everyone regardless of their faith.The Conversation