Mail on Sunday replies to complaint over Azad Ali story

Muhammad Amin, editor of the Between the Lines blog, reports: “The Mail on Sunday has not only replied to my letter of complaint, but also (quietly) removed the articles from its website. However, John Wellington’s (Managing Editor) reply does not address the central issue of the complaint – the misquote and resulting false allegation. I have written to him once again urging him to issue a full apology in print.”

And over at Pickled Politics Sunny Hundal comments: “Last week a Muslim civil servant, Azad Ali, was suspended from work because an article in the Daily Mail said he suggested killing British troops in Iraq was justified, on his blog…. Now, I don’t have sympathy for his views but the Daily Mail were clearly bullshitting. Now they’ve withdrawn the article. Let’s see what happens next…”