Should Boris Johnson apologise for his comments about burkas?

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Mr Johnson stirred up a hornet's nest after he made the comparison in a column in The Daily Telegraph.

In a letter sent to The Times, Dr Hargey said there was "no Koranic legitimacy" for the burka, adding it was "a nefarious component of a trendy gateway theology for religious extremism and militant Islam".

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

"Muslim nations are themselves regulating and banning the niqab and burqa - as in both Morocco and Turkey where these coverings are seen as an invasion of Salafist affinities and a risk to national security and societal integrity", she pointed out.

But Johnson received support from some quarters, with Conservative MP Nadine Dorries saying he "did not go far enough". "I also know that many other people believe strongly that in the whole of the article, what Mr Johnson appears to have been attempting to do was to say that there shouldn't be a ban and that he was engaging in a legitimate debate". "I would go further and say that it is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes". "If you tell me that the burka is oppressive, then I am with you", he wrote.

"It's the same argument but it's a in a different faith, so why are the parameters different for one faith and not the other?"

Pakistani actress Armeena Khan has called out former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over his offensive remarks against women who wear burqa.

Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis said in a tweet that he had asked Johnson to apologize.

He said: "Take the whip from him".

"It is crass and it must stop, and it must be condemned by the leadership right from the prime minister down".

"We are not bound by collective responsibility or that type of discipline and it is the wrong approach to party discipline".

Johnson is yet to issue a response. "If we fail to speak up for liberal".



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