25 May 2021

Tory Islamophobia inquiry finds anti-Muslim views and criticises Johnson’s burka comments

A long-awaited inquiry into Islamophobia has criticised the Conservative Party for failing to properly deal with allegations of racism within its ranks.

Boris Johnson was also condemned in the report for saying Muslim women who wear burkas looked like “letter boxes” and “bank robbers”.

The inquiry found clear evidence of anti-Muslim sentiment in local parties and among individual members, but stopped short of saying the party was institutionally racist.