Should Boris Johnson say sorry for burka comments?

Boris Johnson under fire for ‘hate’ burqa comments

Sayeeda Warsi, a Conservative member of the House of Lords, said Johnson was using Muslim women as a "convenient political football to try and increase his poll ratings". So I agree with Brandon Lewis'.

The panel will decide whether to refer Johnson to the party's board.

The source said that a number of complaints had been received, and would be considered by an independent panel.

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson backed calls for an apology today, calling Mr Johnson's column "gratuitously offensive".

She also confirmed that police have not received any criminal complaint against the former foreign secretary.

In his article, Johnson said he opposed a ban on face-covering veils, but added that it was "absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter-boxes". The person in the niqab "is similar to a Bank robber" or "Inbox".

However, he argued against imposing a ban on face-covering veils in public places, saying that Denmark's recent introduction of fines for wearing the burka or niqab in the streets was "a bit extreme".

More news: Angelina Jolie accuses Brad Pitt of evading child support

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

Speaking on his LBC show, he said: "I think the portrayal of Islam as a threat, the portrayal of Islam as a murderous cult is not being done by Muslims".

On Thursday, the article was still front-page news in some British publications, with the left-leaning Daily Mirror suggesting the government was at war as "15 top Tories" condemned Johnson's "burka insult as one says it risks 'a race war'". "It is ridiculous that these views are being attacked".

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

Middle East Minister Alistair Burt criticized Johnson for comments he said "many people would find offensive". "If we fail to speak up for liberal values then we are simply yielding ground to reactionaries and extremists".

Johnson has so far refused requests to apologise for the comments. Half of the biggest names in the business in this country are in prison now.

Related News:

  • Manchester United Reject Pogba Bid - Raiola Still Working On Barca Deal

    Manchester United Reject Pogba Bid - Raiola Still Working On Barca Deal

    It is believed Barcelona is working together with Pogba's agent Mino Raiola to secure a deal for the Manchester United midfielder. The Stamford Bridge outfit are ready to sign the 23-year-old after activating his release clause with a £71.6m offer.
    Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois tells Maurizio Sarri he wants to leave

    Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois tells Maurizio Sarri he wants to leave

    And the Brazil global has insisted that he is happy to stay at the west London side and battle for a starting spot next season. Moving to The Mirror it is reported that West Ham are hoping Luka Modric can aid them in their pursuit of Danny Drinkwater .
    After drug overdose, Demi Lovato to go for rehab

    After drug overdose, Demi Lovato to go for rehab

    She is starting to grasp the severity of what happened and that she nearly died."Adding, "She is scared and grateful to be alive". The bodyguard reportedly rushed to Lovato's side and propped her up, then attempted to clear her airways so she could breathe.
  • Chinese exports accelerate even as Trump escalates trade war

    At the same time, Beijing reported a $28.1bn trade surplus with the USA in July, just below the record $28.9bn seen in June. In April, the administration had announced plans to slap tariffs on 1,333 Chinese product lines worth $50 billion a year.
    World Cup star cancels Gunners’ medical proposal ahead of move

    World Cup star cancels Gunners’ medical proposal ahead of move

    The Lucas Torreira deal was awaiting confirmation from David Ornstein and it's great to see that it has finally come. Jankto, 22, made 36 Serie A appearances for the Zebrette last season, scoring four goals from deep .
    Ford government scrapping Ontario basic income pilot project

    Ford government scrapping Ontario basic income pilot project

    When pressed on why the program was being cancelled, MacLeod responded only that it was not going to be sustainable. He's one of many who work in the sector across Ontario and feel the same way.
  • Star witness ends testimony in fraud trial of ex-Trump campaign chief

    Star witness ends testimony in fraud trial of ex-Trump campaign chief

    Gates said he falsely labeled hundreds of thousands of dollars in income as loans to reduce Manafort's tax liability. Gates pleaded guilty to reduced charges in February and agreed to cooperate with the government.
    USA  tariffs make no dent on China exports surge

    USA tariffs make no dent on China exports surge

    China deprives US companies of the ability to set market-based terms in licensing and other technology-related negotiations. Economic threats will continue escalating before any settlement is possible, they said.
    Meghan Markle Celebrates Her Birthday In A Club Monaco Dress

    Meghan Markle Celebrates Her Birthday In A Club Monaco Dress

    However, it remains to be seen if the rumour mill is right about her wanting to forgive her father for his misdeeds. The unidentified source added: "She's amazed by what's happened but is taking what he says with a grain of salt".
  • Courtois wants Hazard to join him at Real

    Courtois wants Hazard to join him at Real

    In addition, he won the Spanish La Liga title in 2017. "I had a great time there, but now this is my club and my home". He's only 23-years-old, thus could fill the void between the posts at Stamford Bridge for the coming decade.
    Smash Bros. Ultimate: 5 New Characters Revealed!

    Smash Bros. Ultimate: 5 New Characters Revealed!

    Additionally, Chrom from the Fire Emblem franchise and Dark Samus from the Metroid series were announced as echo fighters . The big question for the rest of the year, for Smash fans, is now going to be what that mode could possibly be.
    Polls close in OH  as elections in 5 states wrap up

    Polls close in OH as elections in 5 states wrap up

    Whitmer had the backing of labor groups and EMILY's List, and continues a streak of wins by Democratic women in primaries. Although the race was still too close to call, Mr Trump claimed victory and took credit for the Republican's success.


Most liked

Indonesia quake toll touches 131, hundreds injured, 1.5 Lac homeless
Rescue teams on Tuesday also continued searching under debris from collapsing buildings for more survivors, reports Efe news. It said clean drinking water was scarce because of a recent spell of extremely dry weather in Lombok.

White House adviser Bolton urges North Korea to act on denuclearization
The Korean Peninsula is still technically in a state of war because the fighting ended with a cease-fire, not a peace treaty. The warnings come just days after North Korea's foreign minister called USA actions "alarming".

Here's the first Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay footage
Stay tuned for our breakdown of everything you might've missed in the trailer, along with snippets of gameplay analysis. Red Dead Redemption 2's release date has been confirmed as October 26, and it is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro announced
The front of each system will have a commemorative copper plate with its unique serial number etched on it. Even the packaging of the device is translucent and matches the design of the limited edition console .

Meghan Markle’s Royal Life Will Change Once Prince William Becomes King
So says a friend of the Duchess of Sussex , who claims the former " Suits " star won't fall for her dad's 'crocodile tears'. The Duchess of Sussex arrived to the ceremony in a navy Club Monaco dress with a built-in multicolored pleated skirt.

Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones
He did this only after learning of Apple's decision, Byers said , explaining why Facebook announced its decision at 3 a.m. Jones' Facebook account has also been suspended for 30 days but he still has a "verified" Twitter account.

5 killed in plane crash in California parking lot
The death toll originally was believed to be three, but was upped to five as firefighters examined the crash. As of 5 p.m., firefighters were still trying to free some of the bodies from the wreckage, Bommarito said.

National Assembly: Osinbajo summons DSS DG, IGP Idris
Angry Nigerians have however taken to social media to react to the news, throwing "stones" at acting president, prof Yemi Osinbajo.

Video captures Brooklyn nail salon brawl, prompting calls for business to close
The shop was closed for the day and Johnson encouraged viewers of the video to continue protesting and boycotting the business. Michael Lin, manager of New Red Apple Nails, told NBC that he called the cops when Thomas refused to pay for the eyebrow job.

Elon Musk considering taking Tesla private
Tesla said in a regulatory filing in 2013 that investors interested in keeping up with Tesla should follow Musk's account. Tesla has burned through cash while struggling to produce the Model 3 , its lowest-priced electric vehicle .

Klopp admits Liverpool's defensive concerns ahead of league opener
Croatia global Dejan Lovren will rejoin the squad on Monday after an extended break following the World Cup but is a doubt for the next two games.

Trump says Republicans should run on his record
And he basked in cheers as the crowd chanted the campaign staple rallying cry, "Build the wall, build the wall". Kasich said Balderson told him, "Well, I don't have anything to do with it".

Conor McGregor to Face Nurmagomedov in Main Event at UFC 229
During the press conference, Dana White was asked if he had a main event booked for UFC 229, and White said that he didn't. In the fight, McGregor will be the challenger for the 155-pound title that he relinquished in April due to inactivity.

President Changes Story About Trump Tower Meeting
Sekulow said the important thing was that Trump's legal team shared accurate information with the special counsel. Mueller is examining whether Trump obstructed the investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 election.

China says it will retaliate with tariffs on $60B of United States goods
A lot of Republicans in Congress will tell you that they support President Donald Trump but disagree with him about trade. China continues to move forward while for United States farmers, the trade war has represented a major step backwards.