BBC Changes Definition of ‘Islamist’ on Front Page Story After Complaint

In May 2017, whilst the BBC was reporting Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, they published definitions of the words ‘Islamist’ and ‘Islamic’. However, the definition of the word ‘Islamist’ used was a non-standard definition, and from one individual from the Washington Institute of Near East Policy, who said the word Islamist is ‘the name of a dystopian ideology which is destructive for everyone, including Muslims’. Miqdaad Versi, from the MCB challenged the BBC on this, who later changed the definition of both words.