UK PM May urges Boris Johnson to apologise for burqa comments

Boris Johnson under fire for ‘hate’ burqa comments

Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis said in a tweet that he had asked Johnson to apologize.

"With everything else going on in London to be diverting resources into an even cursory investigation into an article is freaky", Mr Burns said according to The Telegraph.

"I would go further and say that it is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes", he added.

"The investigation should be thorough, impartial and objective, and carried out with sensitivity and due respect for the rights of all parties concerned", says the code of conduct.

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".

"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?"

Conservative campaign headquarters declined immediate comment on the report.

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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Meanwhile other MPs have leapt to his defence.

The comments were made in Johnson's weekly column for Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, in which he was criticizing Denmark's recent implementation of a burqa ban.

While Andrew Bridgen, the Tory MP for North West Leicestershire, said he felt "uncomfortable" speaking to a woman in a burka as you can't see their reaction and it goes against "millions of years of human evolution". The source said that a number of complaints had been received, and would be considered by an independent panel.

The former foreign secretary will be investigated over whether he has broken the party's code of conduct for comments that were widely criticised by figures, including from his own party, as Islamophobic.

We speak as free women who are able to speak for ourselves and make our own choices.

Some suspected Johnson's burqa comments were meant to boost his appeal among right-wing members of the party.

He may also be referred to an internal Conservative party disciplinary panel.

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