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The Times Corrects Misleading Picture Using Muslim School Children

The Times published an article online on April 13th with the headline: Parents ‘abusing’ rights over children’s religious education. The image used showed a school scene with a focused image of a hijab wearing student under a headline suggesting parental abuse of children’s religious education.

Furthermore as the article explains that parents are choosing to remove their children in opposition to them learning about ‘Islam’ and Judaism as well as Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism being among the reasons for the removals.

Considering all of this it is somewhat strange that an image which magnifies a Muslim child by showing a visible symbol of the faith, is being used in alongside a headline which suggests abuse and bigotry.

There is little justification for this, and after being contacted by the MCB, the image was changed, without acknowledgement.

Conclusion

The Times published an article online on April 13th with the headline: Parents ‘abusing’ rights over children’s religious education. The image used showed a school scene with a focused image of a hijab wearing student under a headline suggesting parental abuse of children’s religious education.

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