The Media Review Network is in possession of an e-mail written in English and Afrikaans and emanating from a senior employee of Mercedes Benz – SA. The e-Mail is accompanied by a series of horrendous photographs of the arm of a child being run over by a motor vehicle. The photographs are accompanied by Hebrew text.

The letter is derogatory to say the least and sends very erroneous and inflammatory signals about Islam and Muslims. It fuels 42and demonises the religion.

We have taken this matter up with Mercedes Benz – SA expressing our dismay and disgust. We have asked them to conduct an internal inquiry as soon as possible and that appropriate disciplinary measures be taken against the guilty party. Simultaneously we have requested that a fitting and proper apology be extended to the Muslim community of South Africa


Author: MRN NetworkThe aspiration of the Media Review Network is to dispel the myths and stereotypes about Islam and Muslims and to foster bridges of understanding among the diverse people of our country. The Media Review Network believes that Muslim perspectives on issues impacting on South Africans are a prerequisite to a better appreciation of Islam.