A recent article in The Guardian points out that the press has been publishing a “‘consistent stream’ of inaccurate stories about Muslims”. Here as an excerpt and an example of a problematic headline that was corrected after Miqdaad Versi wrote to the paper:
“British media organisations have been forced to make a string of corrections and retractions over recent months relating to coverage of Muslims following routine monitoring.
Miqdaad Versi, an assistant general secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain, has undertaken a personal project to track articles about Islam and Muslims in order to spot misrepresentations and inaccuracies.
He has secured almost 20 corrections and retractions, and a further 20 complaints are being examined by the press regulator, Ipso.
Among the published corrections was a story published in the Sun last week, originally headlined: ‘SUPERMARKET TERROR: Gunman ‘screaming Allahu Akbar’ opens fire in Spanish supermarket while ‘carrying bag filled with petrol and gunpowder’.
After Versi complained, the headline was changed to ‘SUPERMARKET HORROR: Gunman opens fire in Spanish supermarket while ‘carrying bag filled with petrol and gunpowder’.'”
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