Britons split over Boris Johnson’s burka comments

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British former foreign minister 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, the Evening Standard newspaper said on Thursday.

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

"It's not language I would have used and I think he was wrong to have used that language, and I agree with Brandon Lewis", May said.

"[Prime Minister] Theresa May must condemn this blatant Islamophobia and Boris Johnson must apologise".

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

Critics claim Johnson is using the burqa comments to boost his appeal among right-wing members of the party.

Under Conservative party rules, MPs must adhere to "minimum standards of behaviour" under the code of conduct and "lead by example to encourage and foster respect and tolerance".

Warsi responded in The Guardian, saying Johnson had used rightwing, "alt-right" language in criticising the appearance of the burqa, which contributes to a view that "Muslim women are fair game".

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In response to Johnson's remarks, the Muslim Council of Britain said that Johnson was "pandering to the far right" with his remarks.

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

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said Mr Johnson's comments would not "reach the bar" for a criminal offence.

The Austrian parliament adopted a legal ban on face-covering clothing in public spaces in 2017.

Mr Johnson will be given the opportunity to make a statement providing "any evidence or details that will help to establish their position".

Taking to Twitter, the Jaanan actress emphasized a woman's right to wear whatever she feels comfortable in.

Other than Armeena Khan, the former United Kingdom mayor had received responses from many other personalities including former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, Theresa May, Brandon Lewis and Ruth Davidson.

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.

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