Muslim sex ring accused of grooming ‘troubled’ underage girls

This was the headline to the London Evening Standard‘s report of the Oxford “grooming” case today.

In the online version it has since been changed to “Sex gang accused of grooming ‘troubled’ underage girls”, and the opening sentence now refers to “Asian” rather than “Muslim” men.

This hasn’t prevented 700,000 printed copies of the paper being distributed to Londoners with a headline that attributes the alleged crime to the assumed religious beliefs of the accused.

Update:  See also “Anti-Muslim bias in sex grooming stories resurface”, ENGAGE, 16 January 2013

Update 2:  Read ENGAGE’s letter to the Press Complaints Commission here.