Donate

‘Letterbox’ insults against Muslim women spike in wake of Boris Johnson comments

‘Letterbox’ insults against Muslim women spike in wake of Boris Johnson comments

Islamophobic attacks on Muslim women who wear veils have risen since Boris Johnson compared them to “letterboxes”, a watchdog has found.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 17:50

Tell Mama, which records hate crimes, said there was a “direct link” between the former foreign minister’s comments and an uptick in incidents targeting women who wear the niqab – which covers the face and hair apart from the eyes.

At least four women have been called “letterboxes” in public since Mr Johnson ignited a row over Islamophobia with an article published in the Daily Telegraph on 5 August.

In the previous week, no incidents targeting women who wear face veils were reported to Tell Mama – although there were several involving those wearing headscarves.

This entry was posted in . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply