Boris Johnson Says He Takes Islamophobia Claim ‘Very Seriously’

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Boris Johnson Says He Takes Islamophobia Claim ‘Very Seriously’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain ordered an inquiry into an allegation of Islamophobia made by Nusrat Ghani, a former transport minister who said she lost her job in part because of her “Muslimness.”

Reporter: “You have announced a Cabinet Office investigation into the claims made by Nusrat Ghani. Do you believe her claims or do you believe your chief whip? As they can’t both be right.” “Look, thank you very much, we take these allegations extremely seriously. I took them very seriously when they were raised with me 18 months ago. Very glad there’s an investigation taking place. Now, can’t say more really about it.” Reporter: “Do you believe that Mark Spencer can stay in his job while this investigation is going on?” “I think really — just get back to the key point. This is something I take personally extremely seriously. I took it very seriously 18 months ago. We must wait and see what the investigation produces.”

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