News Article Used Pro-Life Rally Picture to Illustrate "Religious Extremism"

Country: Germany

Date of incident: May 11, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Media



News and email website GMX published an article by journalist Mathias Heim about a recently-published study correlating certain head trauma with religious "fundamentalism." Although the article begins with “The problem of the religious fundamentalists has been a topic in science even prior to IS-Terror”, and never mentions Christians or Christianity, the photograph accompanying the article, with the headline “Injuries in the brain can lead to religious extremism”, depicts a peaceful Christian pro-life demonstration. This clearly negatively stereotypes Christian pro-life activists as "extremists".

Source: GMX