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UK : Boris Johnson apologizes for «hurt and offence» caused by Islamophobia within his party

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. / DR

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologized on behalf of the Conservative party for the «hurt and offence» that has been caused by Islamophobia, wrote the Evening Standard on Wednesday.

The UK Prime Minister’s apologies come as his party suspended, earlier this month, a number of its members for reportedly sharing Islamophobic posts online.

The decision was taken after British newspaper The Guardian said in a recent article that «15 current and 10 former Tory councilors have posted, shared or endorsed Islamophobic or other racist content on Facebook or Twitter», citing a dossier that it obtained from an anonymous Twitter user.

«We are going to have an independent inquiry into Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, every manner of prejudice and discrimination, and it will start before Christmas», stressed Johnson, after his party announced the same thing earlier in November.

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