Theresa May condemns Boris Johnson's burka comments

Boris Johnson burka comment

Sayeeda Warsi, Johnson's colleague in the Conservative Party, and a member of the House of Lords, accused him of making "hate crime more likely" with an indefensible "dog-whistle" reference to fully veiled Muslim women.

A majority of adults in the United Kingdom do not believe Boris Johnson's comments describing women who wear burkas as looking like "letter boxes" and "bank robbers" are racist, a poll has suggested.

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

If a woman wants to wear a burqa it is her right to do so. "If a woman wants to wear a burqa it's her right Mr. #BorisJohnson it is her RIGHT to choose which goes hand in hand with British values", she said.

Baroness Warsi repeated her calls for an investigation into Islamophobia within the Conservative party in a piece in the Guardian, and noted there had been a 26% rise in hate crimes against Muslims previous year, according to figures from monitoring group Tell Mama.

"The party chairman, the prime minister has the right to take the whip. that's the thing I'd like to see".

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He has faced fierce criticism for comparing women wearing the conservative Islamic dress to letter boxes and bank robbers.

"It is ridiculous that these views are being attacked - we must not fall into the trap of shutting down the debate on hard issues", a source close to Johnson told reporters.

"I do think that we all have to be very careful about the language and terms we use. If we fail to speak up for liberal".

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May shared, "I think Boris Johnson used language in describing people's appearance that has obviously caused offense. He should not have used it". Such full covering clothing has been already banned in France.

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