London school wins Sunday Express damages over Islam fanatics claim
The Sunday Express has apologized and paid damages to a London school it falsely claimed taught an extreme form of Islam, said a statement released by the school following a court hearing on Tuesday.
The King Fahad Academy, based in West London, took legal action against the Sunday newspaper for publishing an article in 2011 which suggested the Academy "had been infiltrated by fanatics and was teaching an extreme form of Islam and anti-Semitic and racist doctrines,” the statement read.
Northern & Shell’s Sunday title published the front-page story on 12 June, 2011, headlined "Spies in schools to hunt fanatics.” The article was also published on the Sunday Express website.The Sunday Express apologized for the article and said it regretted the distress caused. The paper agreed to pay an undisclosed amount in damages and legal costs to the school. (...)