Sikh MP Slough Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi gave a electrified speech in the House of Parliament calling out the UK PM’s racist remarks on Muslim Women.
People from around the world praised the Liberal MP for standing up against Islamapohbia from the Conservative party.
Take a bow @TanDhesi absolutely demolished PM for his racist & Islamaphobic remarks. PM's bluff, bluster & buffoonery can't hide how uncomfortable he is at being taken to task on this issue
Thank you Tan for standing up against all forms of hatred regardless of who is the target https://t.co/c7mJNeDZrz
— Humza Yousaf (@HumzaYousaf) September 4, 2019
Head of the SNP Party Nicola Sturgeon tweeted:
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) September 4, 2019
This is not only a message to the Prime Minister but for all of us from every community. A message of solidarity. Particularly those Sikhs, Muslims, Indians & Pakistanis who could not even dream of doing what Tan has done today. Tan, thank you! Thank you! Thank you! https://t.co/QDVBfRHVdP
— Adil Ray OBE (@adilray) September 4, 2019
Emotional moment as first-ever turbaned Sikh MP calls out UK Prime Minister for racist attacks on Muslim women.
Powerful reminder that you don’t need to be Muslim to stand against Islamophobia or a woman to stand against sexism.
— Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) September 4, 2019
The London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted:
MUST WATCH: @TanDhesi's powerful intervention in the House of Commons today.
Derogatory remarks by the Prime Minister have real consequences for minority communities. He should apologise.pic.twitter.com/mq96znmgZK
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) September 4, 2019
American House of Representative Illhan Omar Tweeted:
In every corner of the globe and certainly here in America, every constituent deserves courageous Representatives who could call out hate and bigotry.
Demand it, expect it and don’t even allow them to coward! https://t.co/IXtV3XfTN9
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 4, 2019
Head of the Liberal Party Jeremy Corbyn:
Everyone should watch this incredibly powerful moment. pic.twitter.com/8J53SDZsra
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) September 4, 2019
MP Tanmanjeet demanded an inquiry on allegations of Islamaphobia within the Conservative party to which he received a thunderous applause.
He said, ‘Mr Speaker, if I decide to wear a turban or you decide to wear a cross or he decides to wear a kippah or skull cap and she decides to wear a hijab or a bukrha, does that mean it is open season for right honourable members of those house to make derogatory remarks about our appearance? ‘For those of us who, from a young age have had to endure and face up to being called names, you can appreciate full well the hurt and pain felt by already vulnerable Muslim women when they are described as looking like bank robbers or letter boxes. ‘So rather than hide behind sham and whitewash investigations, when will the Prime Minister finally apologise for his derogatory and racist remarks which have led to a spike in hate crime? ‘And given an increasing prevalence of such incidents within his party, when will the Prime Minister finally order an inquiry into Islamaphobia – something that that he and his Chancellor promised on national television.’
The UK PM referenced his relation to Sikhs in his response to the Sikh MP. The reference was made to a woman he married and fathered four children and left her for a woman half his age.