Update on complaint to newspapers – Azad Ali’s blog

The Evening Standard has now confirmed that they have received our complaint and have asked their Managing Editor (managingeditor@standard.co.uk) to investigate.

Given the experience of many people who have told us that the Mail Online website does not publish their critical comments, it seems the Mail on Sunday (the original sinners) could not be bothered to even acknowledge our complaint (emailed to news@mailonsunday.co.uk). Continue reading Update on complaint to newspapers – Azad Ali’s blog

Response by the Daily Telegraph

We have received acknowledgment of our complaint on the false allegations about Azad Ali. Although the article has NOT been removed from their website completely – the Telegraph has suspended ‘public access’ to the article, while it investigates. This effectively means people visiting their website will not see it on the homepage, but it is still possible to use the search function to locate it.

Credit where it’s due, the Telegraph at least had the courtesy to issue an immediate acknowledgement of the complaint. Please see below for the text of the letter which has been emailed to us. We have yet to receive acknowledgment of the complaint from the Evening Standard and the Mail on Sunday. Continue reading Response by the Daily Telegraph

Witch-hunt against Azad Ali: Letters to the Mail on Sunday and others

Dear Sir or Madam

I am writing to complain about the article published in the Mail on Sunday (18/01/09) about Azad Ali, one of the bloggers on Between the Lines. The article selectively quotes from his blog to paint a picture which is misleading and falsely portrays him as an extremist.

The specific and central allegation in the article entitled: Muslim civil servant suspended over ‘killing British troops is justified’ blog, claims that Azad Ali ’suggested that killing British troops in Iraq is justified’; this is completely untrue and libelous. Continue reading Witch-hunt against Azad Ali: Letters to the Mail on Sunday and others