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UK politician says burka is 'bank robber' clothing






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The UK's ex-Foreign Minister made comments about women wearing the burka. He said women in burkas "look like letter boxes" and "look like a bank robber". He also said women who wore burkas "look absolutely ridiculous". Johnson said full-face veils should not be banned in the UK.

The UK's prime minister asked Johnson to apologize. She said some of the language Boris used offended people. A senior British politician asked Mr Johnson to resign. Other politicians said Johnson's comments were Islamophobic, racist and a hate crime. They say he knew his comments would offend Muslims.

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