Saturday, 26 March 2016

The Guardian: Sun ordered to admit British Muslims story was 'significantly misleading'

The Guardian: Sun ordered to admit British Muslims story was 'significantly misleading

The Sun has been ordered to print a statement acknowledging that its claims that one in five British Muslims supported people who have gone to Syria to fight for jihadi groups such as Islamic State were significantly misleading.

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) said a front page article from 23 November last year – as well as more coverage inside the paper – misrepresented the results of the poll on which they were based because the relevant question in its poll did not support the claim.

Respondents were asked to what extent they had sympathy with “young Muslims who leave the UK to join fighters in Syria”, rather than with those who went to fight with Isis or any other Islamist group.

I really despair over the British press and their tub-thumping xenophobia.

No comments:

Post a Comment