Jewish News apologise to Baroness Sayeeda Warsi over libellous column

Sayeeda Warsi, a former member of the House of Lords

The Jewish News has issued an apology to Baroness Sayeeda Warsi after they published a column which insinuated that the former Conservative cabinet member had excused the crimes of ISIS.

The column which was written by Colonel Richard Kemp on 6 April 2017, suggested that Warsi sought to downplay the actions of ISIS.

The piece also stated that she objected to action being taken against those who murder and rape for the group.

The paper has now apologised to Warsi stating that it was based on “untrue” statements.

It read: “We wish to make absolutely clear that these allegations were wholly untrue and should never have been published.

“Baroness Warsi is utterly appalled by the actions of ISIS and all terror groups (indeed, she is widely reported to be on an ISIS death list herself) and has never said anything to remotely suggest otherwise. She also believes that ISIS fighters returning to the UK should face the full force of British law.

“We apologise unreservedly to Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and have agreed to pay her substantial damages, which she will be giving to charity”.

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