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Complainant Name:
Muslim Council of Britain

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sunday Telegraph

Complaint:

Mr Muhammed Rafi, the Executive Director of the Muslim Council of Britain, complained that the article had inaccurately reported its position on English-speaking Imams. He said that the article also mischaracterised the comments made by the Secretary General of the MCB to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Tackling Terrorism.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction:

“Further to our article of 23rd July, we have been asked to make clear that Dr Bari of the Muslim Council of Britain did not say that he “did not recognise the problem of non-English speaking imams” and did not “defend all-male mosques” in his evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Tackling Terrorism. Dr Bari made clear that young people needed to be engaged by imams communicating in English, and that it was against the law not to allow women into certain mosques. The MCB has indicated that it wholeheartedly supports English-speaking imams”.

Report: 76



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