Islamophobia and the press

Inayat Bunglawala at Leveson Inquiry

Following on from his evidence to the Leveson Inquiry last week on behalf of ENGAGE, Inayat Bunglawala has a piece on the New Statesman‘s blog The Staggers calling for more effective regulation of the press, in light of its continual and intentional misrepresentation of the Muslim community. He concludes:

Ultimately, we need to try to get to the point where our press apply the same standards to Muslims as to any other faith group or any other minority group community. Currently, no other faith group is treated with this barrage of inaccurate and often downright malicious misrepresentation in the national press. It is, of course, understandable that in view of the al-Qaeda terror threat we have seen in recent years that newspapers will often touch on the issue of Muslims and Islam in their reporting. That is, however, absolutely no excuse for their lies and incitement.