Saturday, 20 October, 2018

What did Boris Johnson say about burkas which has made people mad?

Boris Johnson burka comment “The Party must take action- I don’t think an apology is enough
Ellis Copeland | 09 August, 2018, 15:44

"Farah" is far from alone in feeling this way, with prominent Muslim woman doctor Qanta Ahmed saying Boris Johnson was right to criticise the burqa, which she branded an "an anti-Western pro-Islamist political statement".

The incident took place during a walkabout as the then Mayor of London canvassed support for the local Tory candidate, Angie Bray.

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Ruth Davidson is among the senior Consersvatives who have said Mr Johnson should apologise for his "gratuitously offensive" comments on the burka.

But the MP Nadine Dorries, retorted: "The people in Westminster who are so outraged are actually terrified that at some stage any day soon Boris may make a challenge for the leadership and Number 10". Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leading backbench Brexiteer, said May was "clearly wrong" to have demanded Johnson apologise.

Mohammed Sheikh, founder of the Conservative Muslim Forum, said Johnson's article had been "totally out of order".

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The MEP accused the former foreign secretary of believing that "the norms and standards of the Conservative party do not apply" to him and complained that party leaders had made "no real attempt to enforce those standards".

Prime Minister Theresa May has said he should apologise, as has Conservative party chair Brandon Lewis. By a narrow margin of 48 per cent to 45 per cent they thought he did not need to say sorry for his comments.

It is not to be confused with the hijab, which leaves the face uncovered, or the niqab, which leaves the eyes exposed.

He said: "It is not acceptable to describe someone as looking like a postbox or a robber".

He added that he could not find scriptural authority for the dress code in the Koran.

Ms Faifi, who wears niqab, a veil which leaves the eyes uncovered, said she could "empathise" with people who find it hard to connect with women whose full faces they cannot see.

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