Theresa May condemns Boris Johnson's burka comments

Boris Johnson burka comment

If a woman wants to wear a burqa it is her right to do so.

May was "perhaps relieved she no longer has to bite her tongue when asked about her erstwhile cabinet colleague", says The Times. The panel has the power to refer Johnson to the Conservative Party's board, which could impose sanctions on Johnson, suspend his membership, or even expel him from the party.

Given a deliberate choice was made to inflame tensions in a way that makes it easier for bigots to justify hate crime against us, we concur with Conservative peer, Lord Sheikh, who has demanded the whip be withdrawn from Mr Johnson.

Johnson resigned as Foreign Secretary in July, accusing Theresa May of killing "the Brexit dream" with her plan to seek close economic ties with the European Union after the United Kingdom leaves the bloc next year. "If a female student turned up at school or at a university lecture looking like a bank robber then ditto".

But Johnson also said the robe was oppressive, ridiculous and made women look like letter boxes and bank robbers, prompting an outcry from other politicians and British Muslim groups.

'For this reason Britain must emulate France, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria and Denmark in banning the burka'.

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Mei argues that it is important that each of us have been cautious in terms of use, and emphasized that she would never use such expressions.

"Is Islamophobia, in fact a "natural reaction" or is it one of the by-products of a white, male-dominated Government, which continues to spew racist and sexist rhetoric, diminishing the status of Muslim women as British people?"

Johnson refused to apologize for his remarks, calling the outrage at his remarks "ridiculous" as well as an attack on free speech. "We have to call it out".

A former journalist who has often been accused of courting media attention, Johnson was not available for comment.

According to the BBC, Johnson's supporters defended his remarks, saying that he was simply sticking up for "liberal values".

The assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, Miqdaad Versi, said Mr Johnson was "pandering to the far-right", while Labour MP David Lammy branded him a "pound-shop Donald Trump". Half of the biggest names in the business in this country are in prison now. Both sides of the Tory party are gunning for the other - and "this will be a fight to the death".

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