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Complainant Name:
Mr Riaz Akhtar

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Mail on Sunday


Mr Riaz Akhtar of Manchester complained that an article had made a number of inaccurate and misleading claims with reference to Sheikh Abu Yusuf and his followers.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a letter from the complainant making clear that the murders referred to in the article had not taken place at the mosque, and that Sheikh Abu Yusuf had not been implicated. The letter also set out that the Sheikh was not based at Kidderminster, that he had a following among young, moderate Muslims and that the Deobandi movement was not extreme in its doctrine.

Report: 73

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