Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Sun accused over 'hate preacher' Choudray

Independent media editor Ian Burrell (pictured) today accuses the Sun of double standards over its coverage of "hate preacher" Anjem Choudray.
Burrell writing on the Indepenedent Minds blog says: "Lock him up" shouts a headline on the front page of today's Sun, a story backed up by a leader that claims "Muslim rabble-rouser Anjem Choudary MUST be stopped."
"So why then is the paper's page seven coverage of the "Hate Preacher" based around an interview that Choudary conducted with the paper's online radio station SunTalk. The Sun gives someone who Mehdi Hassan of the New Statesman calls "a publicity-seeking extremist windbag" a platform on one medium and calls for him to be silenced in another. Double standards because, of course, Choudary is a bogeyman who gives The Sun the kind of copy it loves."

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