Johnson faces investigation over burka comments

Johnson faces investigation over burka comments

Johnson faces investigation over burka comments

British prime minister Theresa May backed calls for her former foreign minister to apologise for the disparaging comments, May said his remarks "have clearly caused offence" and agreed with the chairman of her Conservative party, Brandon Lewis, who had asked Johnson to apologise.

He should not have used it, ' the prime minister said.

But party rules state that formal complaints against Conservative representatives will be investigated "in a timely and confidential manner" by someone "with appropriate experience and no prior involvement in the complaint".

Boris has been accused of Tory Wets of breaching the party's "code of conduct" with his comments.

Warsi responded in The Guardian, saying Johnson had used rightwing, "alt-right" language in criticising the appearance of the burqa, which contributes to a view that "Muslim women are fair game".

In a letter written to The Times Mr Hargey, who has spoken out in the past against Muslim-only schools and gender segregation in mosques, said that Islamic face coverings have "no Koranic legitimacy".

David Lammy, a member of the opposition Labour Party, called Johnson a dime-store version of President Trump and said he was "fanning the flames of Islamophobia" for political gain.

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She added that women should be free to wear the burqa if they chose to do so.

Lord Sheikh, the founder of the Conservative Muslim Forum, said an apology would not be enough and said Mr Johnson should be stripped of the Tory whip.

As with previous annual reports, we have warned that politicians and media outlets must consider their choice of language around high-profile events, as associated media coverage often stimulates public discourse on issues such as terrorism, religious expression, and immigration, which can legitimise racist, xenophobic and Islamophobic prejudice.

Mr Jatras also told talkRADIO the "bigger question" surrounding Mr Johnson's remarks was Brexit. She said she welcomed an investigation, "but let's not pretend this is an isolated incident".

"Despite the rising scale and severity of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred, the response from the Government has been lacklustre, or worse, in denial", Mohammed Mahmoud wrote.

"Any clothing a woman is forced to wear which hides both her beauty and her bruises should be banned and have no place in our liberal, progressive country", she said.

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