Editorial: Article on American Muslims and Iraq "Grossly Misleading"

December 31, 2003

Source: Tolerance.org


On December 31, 2003 Tolerance.org published an editorial by Christopher Scheer accusing the Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Julie Tamaki of lazy, biased, and inaccurate reporting in her recent article "Muslims Ponder Postwar Iraq." According to Scheer, Tamaki's article on the annual convention of the Muslim Public Affairs Council focuses on a single and unrepresentative panel from the conference and "gives us the completely false impression that most of those attending likely support the U.S. occupation of Iraq... Tamaki's article, in sum, was grossly misleading, and more egregiously so on a subject — progressive Muslims — that gets shamefully little attention."