TheÂ Mail on SundayÂ has today printed an apology to Inayat Bunglawala â€“ Â following a Â story it ran about himon March 15 2009. TheÂ MoSÂ apology â€“ which alsoÂ appearsÂ on theÂ MoSÂ website â€“ reads as follows:
On March 15 we suggested that Inayat Bunglawala’s stabbing an intruder at his home questioned his suitability as a Government adviser on terrorism.
In fact Mr Bunglawala acted entirely in self-defence and no charges were brought against him.
Also, Mr Bunglawala does not support Al Qaeda or Abu Qatada as the article may have suggested.
* He doesn’t? He normally does. Why does the Mail on Sunday deny it and apologize for it?Â
We apologise to Mr Bunglawala for the distress caused and have agreed to pay him damages. Â Â Smell the gravy…
The March 15 2009Â Mail on SundayÂ story had been reprinted with glee by a number of other outlets including the website of the racist British National Party.
Last December, the Daily Express also published anÂ apologyÂ and paid damages to Inayat afterlibelling him over false allegations of extremism.