There was a “significant spike” in Islamophobic incidents in the wake of Boris Johnson’s comparison between women in burkas and letterboxes, according to an anti-racism organisation.
UK prime minister Boris Johnson was behind the largest spike in anti-Muslim hate crime in 2018 after he compared women wearing the veil to “bank robbers”, according to new figures released on Monday.
Boris Johnson’s comparison of women in burkas to letterboxes led to a ‘significant spike’ in Islamophobic incidents, an anti-racism organisation has claimed.
Islamophobic attacks in UK rose ‘significantly’ after Boris Johnson’s controversial comments comparing veiled Muslim women to letterboxes, watchdog reveals
Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) said there was a 375 per cent increase in the week after Mr Johnson compared women wearing niqab face veils to ‘bank robbers’ and ‘letter boxes’.
Boris Johnson’s comments on women wearing the veil led to a surge in anti-Muslim attacks and incidents of abuse, the monitoring group Tell Mama has said.
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