Defence of free speech? Calls for Boris Johnson to apologise after he said Muslim women in burkas look like bank robbers – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
October 5, 2018

Defence of free speech? Calls for Boris Johnson to apologise after he said Muslim women in burkas look like bank robbers

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Just one month ago Boris Johnson left his post as Brexit Secretary but that hasn’t stopped him from being in the centre stage of the most talked about news spots.

Mr Johnson compared Muslim women who wear burkas to that of pillar boxes and bank robbers.

The Prime Minister Theresa May has said he should apologise for his words and that needs to be “careful with the language used”. She said she thinks it was wrong to say it.

Boris Johnson has said that he will not apologise and that he is defending the right to free speech.

Johnson went on to say that “if we fail to speak up for liberal values then we are simply yielding ground to reactionaries and extremists”.

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