German TV network accused of Islamophobia for producing mock-up image of “Muslim Merkel”, as Pegida shows resurgence with 9,000-strong rally.
An image of Angela Merkel wearing a traditional Iranian Islamic headscarf has caused controversy in Germany. ARD television was inundated with complaints after it broadcast a mocked-up picture of Mrs Merkel wearing the garment, known as a chador, against a backdrop of the Reichstag surrounded by minarets.
The image was shown during a debate on the refugee crisis on Report from Berlin, a Newsnight-style programme, and was intended to be satirical, the broadcaster claimed.
But many viewers accused the programme-makers of Islamophobia, and said they were deliberately provoking anti-Muslim sentiments.
Source: Telegraph, UK.