The Sun Inaccurately Focuses on ‘Islamic Phrase’ In Quebec Mosque Attack Coverage

On 30th January 2017, whilst reporting on at attack at a Mosque in Quebec, the Sun newspaper inaccurately focussed on the gunman shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’, a phrase used by millions of Muslims across the world every day during prayers, and called it an ‘Islamist phrase’.

The phrase used was in fact unverified and after a discussion with Assistant Secretary General of the MCB, Miqdaad Versi, the Sun changed its headline to focus on the brutal terror attack itself, contextualised the use of ‘Allahu Akbar’ and apologised for calling it ‘Islamist’.