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Fatima Manji: Ipso Ruling On Kelvin MacKenzie’s Sun Column Heralds ‘Open Season On Muslims’

A key part of the judgement reads: “It should not be interpreted as preventing such criticism merely because, as is inescapable, many individuals subscribe to that particular faith.

“Were it otherwise, the freedom of the press to engage in discussion, criticism and debate about religious ideas and practices, including the wearing of religious symbols while reading the news, would be restricted…

“ The article did refer to the complainant. But it did so to explain what triggered the discussion about a subject of legitimate debate: whether newsreaders should be allowed to wear religious symbols. 

“In the Committee’s view, the columnist was permitted to identify what prompted his discussion, rather than merely raising it in the abstract.”

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Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/10/20/the-sun-kelvin-mackenzie-fatima-manji-ipso-channel-4-muslim_n_12571500.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics&ir=UK+Politics