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Yes. Lord Ahmed is a peer. He was involved in a car accident at the time, in December 2007.

A newspaper, in covering this case of the accident, referred to him as a "Muslim peer", and we wrote to the PCC because the PCC's code of practice says that a person's faith should not be mentioned in a story if it's irrelevant to the story, and we couldn't understand what Lord Ahmed's Islamic faith had to do with the fact that he'd been involved in a car accident. We thought it was fairly straightforward -- a fairly straightforward breach of the PCC code of practice.

Unfortunately, the PCC did not uphold our complaint and said they believed that the fact that Lord Ahmed was Britain's first Muslim peer therefore made it relevant to the story of his car accident, which -- I mean, again, it just strikes us as totally contradicting their own code of practice.

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