Muslim women are forced to wear niqab headscarves to "hide their bruises" according to Mid Beds MP Nadine Dorries.
The controversial Tory MP made the claim on her Twitter account this week, as she offered her support to former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
She wrote: "No woman in a liberal, progressive society should be forced to cover up her beauty or her bruises.
"Boris didn't go far enough. France, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, they aren't on their knees in apology."
Ms Dorries was a supporter of Mr Johnson when he made his abortive bid to become Conservative leader in 2016.