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Leading Tory Muslim quits after ‘morally unfit’ Boris becomes PM

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 23: Newly elected leader of the Conservative party Boris Johnson arrives at Conservative party HQ in Westminster on July 23, 2019 in London, England. After a month of hustings, campaigning and televised debates the members of the UK's Conservative and Unionist Party have voted for Boris Johnson to be their new leader and the country's next Prime Minister, replacing Theresa May. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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A leading Muslim conservative has quit the party after 36 years, following the announcement that Boris Johnson will become Prime Minister. Mohammed Amin, who served as chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum, before being expelled following what he claims was a result of questioning Boris Johnson’s ‘moral integrity’, says he sent his resignation letter to the party chairman as soon as Boris Johnson was announced as the winner of the leadership contest. Mr Johnson beat Jeremy Hunt to the leadership of the Conservative Party, winning 92,153 votes to his rival’s 46,656. The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday. Mr Amin told Metro.co.uk: ‘I wrote my letter yesterday evening, printed it and sent it to the party chairman as soon as it was announced Boris Johnson had become PM.’ Mohammed Amin served as chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum (Picture: Mohammed Amin) Mr Amin said he felt ‘sad’ about leaving the party he had been a member of for 36 years, but was left with no other option. He added: ‘My primary reason for leaving the party is his moral unfitness to be leader of the Conservative Party or prime minister. ‘He doesn’t care if he is telling the truth.’ One of the examples Mr Amin gave of ‘Boris’ disregard for the truth’, was his speech at the JCB where he denied saying ‘anything about Turkey in the EU referendum’. However Johnson was a signatory to an open letter to then-prime minister David Cameron, a week before the referendum vote in June 2016, stating that it was EU policy that Turkey should join. Mr Johnson beat Jeremy Hunt to the leadership of the Conservative Party (Picture: Getty Images) He demanded to know if Britain would veto Turkey’s accession and block plans for visa-free travel for its citizens. Mr Amin said he didn’t expect Boris Johnson to last very long as prime minister, after which he would reconsider joining the party. He also said he was resigning because Mr Johnson ‘didn’t care what effect his words and actions have on other people, as long as it advances his interests’. He added: ‘Just look at the time he compared Muslim women to bank robbers and letterboxes.’ Mohammed Amin’s resignation letter in full

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 23: Newly elected leader of the Conservative party Boris Johnson arrives at Conservative party HQ in Westminster on July 23, 2019 in London, England. After a month of hustings, campaigning and televised debates the members of the UK's Conservative and Unionist Party have voted for Boris Johnson to be their new leader and the country's next Prime Minister, replacing Theresa May. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)


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