Several weeks ago Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman sparked a social media firestorm after tweeting she had been “ushered onto the street” during ‘Visit My Mosque Day’, implying that unfriendly attitudes towards women were behind her expulsion. This resulted in the mosque receiving threatening voice messages and online abuse, which have been reported to police. (click here to read all about it).
*Note – for those of you who are still confused about what went down here, Cathy’s tweets were intentionally misleading and designed to stir up trouble for the South London Islamic Centre and the Muslim community in general. She was not ‘ushered on to the street’ and was not turned away because she was a woman. (click here to read the full story via The Guardian).
Since then an online petition has been set up, calling for Channel 4 News to fire Cathy (click here), and today she tweeted the following apology:
Yes you take that break Cathy.
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