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Boris Johnson under fire for ‘hate’ burqa comments

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It is, however, a nefarious component of a trendy gateway theology for religious extremism and militant Islam.

Armeena added, "If a woman wants to wear a short dress, it is her right and freedom to do so".

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".

But Johnson received support from some quarters, with Conservative MP Nadine Dorries saying he "did not go far enough".

Dr Hargey has frequently criticised the practice of wearing the burka, and has also courted controversy in some circles for allowed men and women to pray together and for discouraging Muslim-only schools.

Speaking in East Lothian, she said: "I think that this wasn't an off-the-cuff slip".

Mr Johnson, who quit Theresa May's Cabinet last month in a dispute over Brexit negotiations, used a newspaper column to argue against calls for a ban on the face-covering veils in public places, but described them as "absolutely ridiculous" and compared their wearers to rebellious teenagers.

"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?"

Following a growing chorus of condemnation over Johnson's derogatory views he made about Muslim women wearing burqas, Britain's Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis said on Tuesday he had asked Johnson to apologize.

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

Mohammed Sheikh, founder of the Conservative Muslim Forum, said Johnson's article had been "totally out of order".

"We have to call it out".