Thursday, August 09, 2018

No criticism of Muslims allowed

Boris Johnson has sparked outrage after saying women who wear burqas look like “letter boxes” and bank robbers.

Britain Prime Minister Theresa May has joined calls for her former Foreign Secretary to apologise for the remarks, made in a newspaper column earlier this week.

Mr Johnson, who left Mrs May’s government last month in a dispute over Brexit, disparaged burka wearers in a column that, ironically, defended their right to wear the full face veil.

He said he opposed banning burqas and other face covering garments but felt it was “absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes.”

Mr Johnson’s remarks came after Denmark last week followed France, Germany, Austria and Belgium in banning face-coverings in public places.

In a column for Britain’s Telegraph newspaper Mr Johnson said he felt “fully entitled” to expect women to remove face coverings when talking to him at his MP’s surgery, and said schools and universities should be able to take the same approach if a student ”turns up … looking like a bank robber.”

His article drew criticism from Muslim groups and fellow politicians. Mohamed Sheikh, founder of the Conservative Muslim Forum, said the article had been “totally out of order.” Middle East Minister Alistair Burt criticised Mr Johnson for comments he said “many people would find offensive.”


Jacob Rees-Mogg on the Boris Johnson burka row:

‘It's hard to see what he should apologise for. He has defended people's right to wear the burka whilst saying it is an inelegent garment. Neither of those two proposals are unreasonable’


Bird of Paradise said...

You can say anything bad about Christians not not again Musim's how typicly two faced liberalism is

Dean said...

Well, those wearing burkas do resemble black ghosts or letter boxes. Their choice though. Women can wear what they want. Hmmm. Maybe that isn't true. I suspect there are many Muslim women who would rather wear something comfortable and attractive rather than a black tent, but are not allowed to do so.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing at all ironic about it.
He supports their right to wear what they want while pointing out it looks ridiculous. Where the hell is the irony?
Mr Rees-Mogg is exactly right.

Anonymous said...

What do you expect from the UK ? That place is a politically correct madhouse -