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Human Rights Advocate says Washington Post Distorted Her Views on Islam

posted on June 14, 2012

Catholic News Agency’s Benjamin Mann reports that Nina Shea, a commissioner for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), objects to her portrayal in a recent Washington Post article. She claims “the Washington Post presented her as a ‘religious bigot’ by falsely crediting her with an inflammatory statement on Islam.” Post writer Michelle Boorstein reported Monday that Safiya Ghori-Ahmad is suing the USCIRF for alleged discrimination against her because she is a Muslim. Of the article, Shea states, “This is a classic case of yellow journalism. The lawsuit does not quote me writing those words. Those were Ms. Ghori-Ahmad’s words in the complaint characterizing statements that she alleges I wrote.”

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