Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Lack of Transparency, Anti-Islam
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2002, The Religion of Peace (TROP) is a website that reports on the negative aspects of Islam. According to The Religion of Peace about page, they are “a pluralistic, non-partisan site concerned with Islam’s political and religious teachings according to its own texts. The purpose is to counter whitewashing and explain the threat that Islam truly poses to human dignity and freedom, as well as the violence and dysfunction that ensues as a direct consequence of this religion’s supremacist ideology.” The editor of TROP is Glen Roberts. We cannot find much information on Glen Roberts and suspect this may be a pseudonym.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not clearly disclose ownership. Revenue is generated through advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Religion of Peace promotes anti-Muslim propaganda by only posting negative information about Islam, such as crimes that may not be related to one’s religion, such as this where they link to a Mixed factual source. On the homepage, they keep a running count of terror attacks and people killed by Muslims in what they call the Jihad Report.
Along the right side of the page, they publish curated news from various sources. Some of these sources are on our questionable or conspiracy list, such as Breitbart, Daily Mail, and MEMRI. However, for the most part, most news links from credible right and left-leaning sources, such as the BBC and local newspapers, with the common theme of reporting negative news regarding Muslims.
Failed Fact Checks
- They have not been fact-checked by a third party to date.
Overall, we rate The Religion of Peace as Questionable for having an extreme right-wing bias, promotion of conspiracy/propaganda, lack of transparency, and anti-Islam tendencies. (D. Van Zandt 9/15/2017) Updated (01/16/2023)
TROP wrote a criticism of our review that can be read here.
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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