Johnson Attacked by Sikh Lawmaker Over Comments on Muslims

Johnson Attacked by Sikh Lawmaker Over Comments on Muslims

Sep.04 — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced an impassioned attack from Sikh Labour lawmaker Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi over a 2018 newspaper article the premier wrote in which he compared Muslim women wearing burqas covering their faces and bodies to letterboxes and bank-robbers. Dhesi drew applause from opposition members of parliament over his stance. Johnson did not reply directly, accusing Labour of anti-semitism. Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson admonished Johnson for his response, saying the prime minister “must be more careful’’ about what he says.

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