Dar Al-Taqwa bookshop – PCC rules against Evening Standard

The Press Complaints Commission has upheld a complaint by Samir El-Atar, managing director of Dar Al-Taqwa bookshop, about an article headlined “Terror and hatred for sale just yards from Baker Street”, published in the Evening Standard on 28 July. As a result of the article, which falsely accused the bookshop of stocking literature advocating terrorism, “abuse and threats of violence had been made against staff and it had been necessary to invoke police protection”.