UK PM Theresa May scolds Boris Johnson for burqa remark after outcry

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has scolded her former foreign minister, Boris Johnson, for announcing that Muslim girls who wear burqas look like letter bins or bank robbers.

Johnson, who resigned ultimate month over the way in which May is negotiating Brexit, wrote in The Daily Telegraph this week that Denmark was improper to prohibit the burqa, a head-to-toe cloak which conceals the face with a mesh or is worn in conjuction with the niqab - a face veil that leaves best the eyes exposed.


But Johnson also stated the gown was oppressive, ridiculous and made girls look like letter bins and bank robbers, prompting an outcry from different politicians and British Muslim teams.


"I think Boris Johnson used language in describing people's appearance that has obviously caused offence. It was the wrong language to use. He should not have used it," May stated.


She added that girls should be loose to wear the burqa if they chose to do so.


Full-face coverings similar to niqabs and burqas are a polarising issue across Europe, with some arguing that they symbolise discrimination towards girls and should be outlawed. The clothes has already been banned in France.
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