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Sometimes justice is done

Chairman Mohammed Kozbar and Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn at Finsbury Park Mosque’s open day. Photo: Islington Gazette

Telegraph made to pay £30,000 in damages over defamatory article


The Sunday Telegraph has been made to pay “substantial damages” to the general secretary of Finsbury Park mosque after it falsely portrayed him as a supporter of “violent lslamist extremism”, as part of yet another attempt to smear and discredit  the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, as well as Mohammed Kozbar, the vice-chair of the Muslim Association of Britain. This was an attempt by the Conservative Telegraph to discredit someone using “guilt by association” – a type of ad hominem fallacy. Use of this type of association fallacy in the media is often used to generate fear as well as to discredit someone.

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