Boris Johnson was called a hypocrite after saying this about the NZ attacks – the only 7 replies you need
Here’s Boris Johnson offering his ‘thoughts and prayers’ following the terror attacks at two New Zealand mosques that left 49 people dead and nearly 50 injured.
All our thoughts and prayers are today with the people of New Zealand. We already know in our hearts what this was: a sickening and cowardly terrorist attack that was driven by nothing but hatred. We will always stand together against those who are intent on terror and hate
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) March 15, 2019
But some people wondered, well, wasn’t this a little bit hypocritical of the former foreign secretary given some of the things he has previously said.
Things like this, for instance.
You can't go around saying muslims look like "letterboxes" and "bank robbers", refuse to apologise, and then complain of "hatred" like you haven't helped fuel it yourself elsewhere. I mean you can, but you'll look like a hypocritical cunt.
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) March 15, 2019
*He said seemingly free of the shackles of self-awareness.*
— Oliver Murray (@Oli_Murray91) March 15, 2019
I wonder how many of the dead looked like "letterboxes" or "bank robbers"? https://t.co/yrR3vFUF8X
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) March 15, 2019
Go and tell this shit to your mates Bannon and Farage.
— John Rain (@MrKenShabby) March 15, 2019
You described Muslim women as bank robbers and letter boxes. When asked to apologise, you refused. Aren't you the reason why people hate Muslims?
— Hyder Abbasi (@HyderAbbasi) March 15, 2019
It was an Islamophobic attack. Are you familiar with the topic?
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) March 15, 2019
.@BorisJohnson recently wrote in a newspaper that Muslim women in burqas looked like “bank robbers” and “letter boxes” but wants you to know today’s islamophobic terror attack was “driven by nothing but hatred”. https://t.co/Zb8c2yTp77
— Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) March 15, 2019
And we can probably all agree with this person.
The world needs many things right now. One of those is your silence.
— Jim Grundy (@Shaw1877) March 15, 2019