01 January 2017

The Sunday Times Prints Correction For ‘Enclaves Of Islam’ Story. The Sun and the Mail On Sunday have also changed their stories

The Sunday Times has issued an apology after it was revealed a story it ran claiming “enclaves of Islam see UK as 75% Muslim” was based on a survey on one school and its perception of the country’s Asian population.

The original story, published on 4 December and also covered by The Sun, Daily Express and the Mail on Sunday, cited a report by government integration tsar Dame Louise Casey that had not yet been published.

It claimed thousands of Muslims in the UK were so cut off from mainstream society that they over-estimated the country’s Islamic population by a factor of 10.

The correction in the Sunday Times points out the results were based on one school who were asked about Asians, not Muslims. [The Huffington Post UK] Read more