Charity ambassador removed over burqa row

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Christine Hamilton axed from charity over burka tweet

Source: BBC News

Christine Hamilton has been removed as a charity ambassador after comparing burkas to the hoods of the Ku Klux Klan.

The broadcaster and wife of UKIP Welsh Assembly member Neil Hamilton sparked outrage on Twitter with her comments.

Muscular Dystrophy UK said it opposed “prejudice and discrimination” and had severed all links with Mrs Hamilton.

But she said the tweet was not intended to equate Muslim women with the violent white supremacist organisation.

Mrs Hamilton, who styles herself as the “British Battleaxe”, posted an image of members of the KKK in their hoods on Friday.

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