Hate crime on rise after Boris Johnson row

by LAUREN CODLING PRIME minister Theresa May has been cautioned against “whitewashing” any inquiries on former foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s remarks about burqas, as a leading charity has warned hate crime aimed at Muslim women had spiked since his divisive comments. In a letter on Monday (13), the Muslim Council of Britain said no one should be allowed to “victimise minorities with impunity”. Conservative MP Johnson compared women in burqas and niqabs to “bank robbers” and “letter boxes” in a newspaper column earlier this month, sparking a debate among fellow politicians and community leaders. May criticised Johnson’s comments last Wednesday…

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