The First Minister of Wales has criticised the new Assembly leader of UKIP as "racist" after he called burkas "pre-medieval". Carwyn Jones says Gareth Bennett's comments are "dangerously irresponsible and leads to further division".
In an interview with ITV Wales on Sunday, Assembly Member Gareth Bennett, said there needs to be a debate over the wearing of the burka and niqab in Britain. He said he would rather muslims didn't wear them because it didn't show an attempt at integration into British society.
Carwyn Jones said these types of comments by Gareth Bennett and Boris Johnson are attacking Muslim women and will result in them being abused in the street.
The Muslim Council of Wales said Gareth Bennett is "wrong to describe the face-veil as 'alien' and 'pre-medieval".