On 4 December 2016, the Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday published a bogus and sensationalist headline about ‘Isolated British Muslims and their perception of UK’. After this was challenged by the Muslim Council of Britain’s Assistant Secretary General, Miqdaad Versi, both papers corrected their headlines and articles. The Sunday Times published a correction in Print on 1st January 2017.
The headlines claimed that “Enclaves of Islam see UK as 75% Muslims”(Sunday Times) and “Isolated British Muslims are so cut off from the rest of society that they see the UK as 75 per cent Islamic, shock report reveals” (Mail on Sunday) – actually, the report was talking about only one school, and the reference to Muslims was totally unjustifiable. The MailOnline also took out the misleading sub-heading in one of its article – further below.
Mail on Sunday