Student Amal was fed up of seeing misleading headlines about Muslims in the press, so she decided to do something about it. She got together a group of friends and created a video calling on the Sun and the Daily Mail for a meeting, so they could express their concerns.
Amal now says The Sun’s editor has agreed to a meeting, but they haven’t heard back from the Daily Mail.
Last year press watchdog the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) received an unprecedented 3,000 complaints over the article, which was headlined: ‘1 in 5 Brit Muslims’ sympathy for jihadis.’
Sir Alan Moses, who chairs the Independent Press Standards Organisation and is a retired court of appeal judge, said he was “personally frustrated” with the “nasty” tone of some newspapers, most recently on display during the acrimonious build-up to the vote for Brexit in June. But he said it was not the role of IPSO to intervene on questions of tone and taste, even though its own editors’ code instructs the press to “avoid prejudicial or pejorative reference” to an individual’s race, colour or religion.