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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Racism in the morning

After a newroom revolt backed by the National Union of Journalists, the Daily Star scrapped a page mocking Muslims, entitled "The Daily Fatwa". Not just racist but poor journalism - that's not even a pun.

Using words of no more than five letters, the page included a "Page 3 burqa babes" special and the strap line “no news no goss no fun”.

It was banned as "staff voiced fears of violent reprisals" rather than due to any sort of morality.

Since then Zoo magazine actually published its own version, including a rubber stamp mark which read "Pending approval under shariah law".

You wouldn't get this rubbish in the Sun.


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