A Muslim organisation for women in Dundee has accused Boris Johnson of “fuelling Islamophobia” over comments he made about burkas.
The Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre, based on Whitehall Crescent, said the former foreign secretary was attempting to “diminish the status of Muslim women as British people” and accused the government of “racist and sexist rhetoric”.
Mr Johnson has refused to apologise over the comments he made in a newspaper column, in which he said women who wore the veil looked like “letter boxes” and “bank robbers”.
In a statement, the Amina group said: “In his recent comments Boris Johnson further fuels Islamophobic sentiments by comparing women who wear burkas to letterboxes and bank robbers.
“At Amina MWRC, we value the reflections and intentions behind the choice to wear the veil.”