Conservative members are suspended over allegedly Islamophobic posts – what about Boris Johnson?

Boris Johnson’s comments about the clothes worn by Muslim women may be considered Islamophobic. As other Tories are suspended, is he immune to criticism just because he happens to have got himself elected Tory leader – and prime minister by default?

This is welcome, but we’ve been here before. Will these Tories have their memberships restored after a fortnight?

And in case anybody has forgotten, all the Tory leadership candidates – including new PM Boris Johnson – agreed to an independent inquiry into Tory Islamophobia –

But then, Mr Johnson has committed blatantly Islamophobic acts himself. Will he really authorise an investigation that may condemn him?

A number of Conservative Party members have been suspended for posting or endorsing Islamophobic material online.

The BBC highlighted over 20 new cases to the party, who said all those found to be members who shared or supported anti-Muslim posts on Twitter and Facebook were suspended immediately.

However, the officials would not reveal the exact number of members suspended.

A Conservative spokesman said the party was now “establishing the terms” of an investigation into the wider issue.

Perhaps those terms will exclude examination of Mr Johnson’s behaviour.

Source: Islamophobia: Conservative Party members suspended over posts – BBC News

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  1. trev September 20, 2019 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Tory hypocrites. Boris is a disgrace.

  2. ColinL September 21, 2019 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    We should not forget that antisemitism usually comes from the right wing. Whilst there has been a focus on Islamophobia in the Tories, do not let them off the hook about discrimination against Jewish people.

    Remember the ridiculous submission by Eric Pickles to the 2016 Home Office Committee investigation into antisemitism, in which he claimed that the Tories had dealt with the problem and cured it in the late 1960s. He was hardly taken to task on that even by Labour members of the Committee. The Tory party refused to supply any documents or statistics of complaints or how they were resolved.

    Do not forget and keep it in the public eye.

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