By: Steve Dellar | 08-08-2018 | News
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UK - PM May Urges Boris Johnson To ‘Apologize’ For Muslim Comments (Video)

As we’ve informed you earlier this week, Mr Boris Johnson, the former Foreign Minister of the UK, used his weekly column in the Daily Telegraph to react to the first Danish fine for Muslim women showing up in public places in a Burqa or a Niqab, meaning their faces are unrecognizable.

In his own meandering writing style, Mr Johnson judged the Danish Burqa ban as unsound but explained that the women looked like ‘letter boxes’ and bank robbers’ so he didn’t understand why they would wear such garments in the first place.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Boris Johnson has not apologised for his comments about women wearing burkas, despite the Prime Minister saying that his words &quot;obviously caused offence&quot;. Why hasn&#39;t he backed down yet? <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; LBC (@LBC) <a href="">August 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Whereas the opposition Labour condemnation was understandable from a political point of view, his words were also quickly criticized by others in the Tory party who claimed that Mr Johnson, who recently met with former White House Chief of Strategy Mr Steve Bannon, was lurking to the far-right and trying to please his own new political base.

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In the end, Prime Minister Theresa May, along with her party's chairman, are now demanding an apology from Mr Johnson over his comments saying he 'clearly caused offense.’

Related coverage: <a href="">Boris Johnson says women in burqa look like letter-boxes</a>.

However, a source near Mr Johnson has claimed he does not intend to back down and still stands behind what he wrote, stating that people should “not fall into the trap of shutting down debate on difficult issues.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Boris Johnson is standing by his comments that Muslim women who wear burkas look like &#39;letterboxes&#39; or &#39;bank robbers&#39;, despite the Prime Minister calling his remarks offensive. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Good Morning Britain (@GMB) <a href="">August 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“It is ridiculous that these views are being attacked. If we fail to speak up for liberal values then, we are simply yielding ground to reactionaries and extremists.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">TONIGHT: Boris Johnson has been told to apologise for offending Muslim women wearing face veils - when did it become a crime to cause offence? 7pm AEST <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#theboltreport</a> <a href="">@SkyNewsAust</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; The Bolt Report (@theboltreport) <a href="">August 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Meanwhile, the opposition party Labour, via their spokeswoman Ms Naz Shah said members of the Labour party should take “training and engagement with the Muslim community” and accused them of having “an issue with Islamophobia” while also pointing out that it had taken Prime Minister Theresa May more than 24 hours to criticize Mr Johnson.


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Anonymous No. 33410 2018-08-08 : 16:05

So Boris Johnson figured if Trump looks like a brain injured orangutan with a rats nest hairstyle, he should too?

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