The British refused to consider the comparison of Muslim women with mailboxes racism

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More than half of people in the UK refused to consider the comparison of Muslim women in burkas with mailbox and Bank robbers racist. A survey conducted by the TV channel Sky News.

According to him, six out of 10 respondents, or 60 percent of Britons did not see anything offensive in these comparisons that have been made in the statement of the former head of the foreign Ministry Boris Johnson. At the same time, 33 percent thought his statement racist.

The channel also asked respondents about whether a policy to apologize for his words. 45 percent of respondents felt that costs, 48, said that nothing to apologize for.

Previously, some members of the Conservative party, including Prime Minister Theresa may, has called Johnson to apologize for his statement, as it may cause exacerbation of interracial conflicts.

On 5 August it was reported that in his column for the newspaper the Telegraph, former Minister wrote that he opposed the ban on wearing the burqa in public places, but noted that such clothing “looks absolutely ridiculous”.

On 1 August, the ban on the wearing of face covering headgear in force in Denmark. The violators face fines of a thousand DKK (134 Euro), and with each new violation the fine will increase and could rise to ten thousand kroner (1340 euros). The law made it impossible for wearing on the street the burqa, niqab and other non-religious headwear that conceals the face, with the exception of helmets for motorcyclists, as well as cases where the intention of the person “obvious”, for example: the masquerade or in cold weather. Similar bans were adopted in Austria, Belgium, France, and also in the canadian province of Quebec.

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