Boris Johnson to face inquiry over burka comments

Boris Johnson to face inquiry over burka comments

Boris Johnson to face inquiry over burka comments

The party has received dozens of complaints about the former foreign secretary's comments about women wearing burkas, who he said looked like letter boxes.

Johnson, who resigned last month over the Chequers Brexit deal, prompting an outcry from other politicians and Muslim groups with his comments.

Mrs May said: 'I do think that we all have to be very careful about the language and terms we use.

The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, called Johnson's remarks "gratuitously offensive" and said he should apologize. The ban was upheld in 2017 by the European Court of Human Rights following a challenge by two Muslim women.

As a result of the myriad complaints against Johnson and his remarks, Johnson is facing an investigation by the Conservative Party.

A spokesman said only: "The code of conduct process is strictly confidential". May acknowledged that Johnson's comments had "clearly caused offence".

He then went on to state that Muslim women in burqas looked like "bank robbers" and "letter boxes".

Sahar al-Faifi, who has covered her face since she was 14, said that negative rhetoric is making Muslim women feel "unsafe".

Tell MAMA has continued to document the abuse, discrimination, and sometimes violence directed at Muslim women who wear the niqab.

Furthermore, given the responses from other MPs, specifically Ms Dorries, and the broader concerns that have been raised by the Muslim Council of Britain amongst others, we believe that there must now be an independent inquiry into Islamophobia in the Party to tackle this issue once and for all.

We are happy to speak to Members of Parliament to share our experiences and perhaps demystify some of the concerns they may have.

It said Islamophobia was "heavily gendered" with white men carrying out nearly three quarters of verified incidents a year ago, while Muslim women made up more than half of victims.

"These were offensive comments but clever politics", she said.

After quitting his cabinet post, the flamboyant former mayor of London took up his pen again as a paid opinion writer for the Daily Telegraph.

"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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