Boris Johnson Has Caused a Political Firestorm After Offending British Muslims. Here’s What to Know

Aug 09, 2018, 06:19 PM

Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has been accused of Islamophobia after comments he made on Monday about the burqa, the full-face veil worn by some Muslim women.

In a newspaper column discussing Denmark’s recent veil ban, Johnson likened women who wear the burqa to “letter boxes” and “bank robbers,” as well as characterizing the clothing as “odd” and “ridiculous.