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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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