Steve Bannon weighs in on UK burqa debate

LONDON (AP) – Republican strategist Steve Bannon has weighed into Britain’s burqa debate, defending former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s feedback that girls who put on face-covering veils appear like “letter boxes” and “bank robbers.”

The former aide to President Donald Trump tells London’s Sunday Times in an interview that Johnson had “nothing to apologize for” and mustn’t “bow at the altar of political correctness.” He mentioned Johnson’s underlying message was that veils shouldn’t be banned and mentioned populist voters might “separate the signal from the noise.”

Johnson give up Britain’s Conservative authorities final month in a dispute over the nation’s departure from the European Union. He has been criticized by Muslim teams and politicians together with Prime Minister Theresa May, who urged Johnson to apologize.

Johnson’s representatives have mentioned he received’t apologize.

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