Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologized for the hurt and resentment caused by his past statements towards Muslim women.
Prime Minister Johnson made the comments in response to a report led by Professor Swaran Singh, a Lecturer at the University of Warwick, which revealed the extent of discrimination and anti-Islamism in the Conservative Party.
In a 2018 article for The Telegraph, Johnson likened Muslim women wearing burkas and veils to "bank robbers" and "mailboxes."
"I know there's resentment towards what I'm saying," Johnson said. People expect someone in my position to do things right, but in journalism, you have to use language freely. I'm obviously sorry for any resentment caused by this. Would I use some of the offensive languages in my past writings today? Now that I'm prime minister, I won't use it," he said.