Tan Dhesi MP for Slough
If you have ever experienced racism or discrimination, you can appreciate full well the hurt and pain felt by Muslim women, who were singled out by this divisive Prime Minister. It’s high time he apologised for his derogatory and racist remarks!
Mr Speaker, if I decide to wear a turban, or you decide to wear a cross, or he decides to wear a kippah (a skull cap), or she decides to wear a burqa or hijab,
does that mean it’s open season for Right Honourable Members of this House to make derogatory and divisive remarks about our appearance?
For those of us, who from a young age have had to face up to and endure being called names, such as towelhead, or Taliban, or coming from bongo-bongo land, we can appreciate full well the hurt and pain felt by already vulnerable Muslim women, when they are described as looking like bank robbers and letterboxes.
So rather than hide behind sham and whitewash investigations, when will the Prime Minister apologise to those women and the nation at large for his disparaging and racist remarks, which led to a spike in hate crime;
and given the increasing prevalence of such incidents within his Party, when will the Prime Minister finally order an inquiry into Islamophobia within the Conservative Party (something which he and his Chancellor promised on national TV)?