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Complainant Name:
Mr Massoud Shadjareh

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sunday Times

Complaint:

Mr Massoud Shadjareh, the Chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, complained that a columnist had inaccurately claimed that he had drawn “moral equivalents between Muslims in Guantanamo Bay and the fate of Gillian Gibbons” when he was interviewed on the Today programme.

Resolution:

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

“Shiraz Maher (A Failure to Confront Radical Islam, December 2) stated that Massoud Shadjareh, the chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, ‘began drawing moral equivalents between Muslims in Guantanamo Bay and the fate of Gillian Gibbons when he appeared on the Today programme.’ In fact, Mr. Shadjareh did not make any such comparisons with regard to Gillian Gibbons’ case. He condemned her treatment outright. We apologise to him for the error.”

Report: 76



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