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Boris Johnson describes Muslim women as “letter boxes” and “bank robbers”

Tuesday August 07 2018

In an article in the Telegraph this week, Boris Johnson described women who wear the Burka as looking like “letter boxes” and “bank robbers” and stated that he would ask Muslim women from his constituency to “remove it” so that he could “talk to [them] properly”.

MEND is deeply concerned that Johnson exhibits a pattern of racist and Islamophobic rhetoric and believe that it is essential that the Conservative Party adopts a definition of Islamophobia and procedural mechanisms to prevent against Islamophobia within their Members’ Code of Conduct.

Therefore, we ask for your help in calling for an immediate inquiry into Islamophobia within the Conservative Party.

Read MEND’s statement here

To get involved:

If you are Mr Johnson’s constituent (Uxbridge and South Ruislip):

  1. Download the template letter here.
  2. Send your message to Mr Johnson at boris.johnson.mp@parliament.uk demanding that he apologises for his statements.
  3. In your message, make sure you include:
        • Your Name
        • Your Address
        • Your Postcode
        • Your Contact Number

If you are not Mr Johnson’s constituent:

  1. Download the template letter here.
  2. Send a letter to your MP (find out the email address of your MP here) demanding that they call upon the Conservative Party Chairman to launch an immediate inquiry into Islamophobia within the Conservative Party and include protections against Islamophobia in the Members’ Code of Conduct.
  3. In your message, make sure you include:
        • Your Name
        • Your Address
        • Your Postcode
        • Your Contact Number

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