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Muslim Woman Targeted By Online Trolls After Boris’ Burka Remarks

Muslim Woman Targeted By Online Trolls After Boris’ Burka Remarks

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson will be investigated for a possible breach of the Conservative Party's code of conduct after making comments about Muslim women who wear burqas, a party source said on Thursday.

Johnson, who resigned from the government last month, made the comments in a column for the Daily Telegraph newspaper in which he criticised the Danish government over its new law which bans the wearing of the full face veil in public.

Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis and leader Theresa May have both called on Mr Johnson to apologise for his comments.

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

A party spokesperson said on that the code of conduct process is "strictly confidential".

Scotland Yard chief Cressida Dick said the comments did not amount to a hate crime and police have not received any criminal complaint against Mr Johnson.

She was speaking after the former foreign secretary compared the burka to a letter box and women who wear it to bank robbers.

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve said he would quit the party if Johnson became leader, while Anna Soubry said that "many" One Nation Tories would also leave.

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Her mother responded to her daughter's remarks by adding, "I can't even understand what she's saying coz her face is covered".

"This inflammatory language will in fact motivate and fuel hate crimes, particularly towards visibly Muslim women who wear the veil or the hijab", Sajda Mughal, who runs the JAN Trust charity, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

"It may make good journalism, but it doesn't make a good member of parliament or a good minister".

"I'm not a Muslim woman..."

Amid calls to apologise for his remarks, a former U.S. diplomat, and foreign policy adviser, Jim Jatras, has claimed President Donald Trump would spark similar fury if he made similar remarks.

A statement issued by the group said: "In 2005, Boris Johnson said, "Islam is the problem" and 'Islamophobia is a natural reaction'. Such crass commentary should have no place in our political discourse".

Supporters say women should be free to dress as they choose and that such divisive debate only increases pressure on them to cover up.


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