Britain's largest Islamic organisation is writing to Theresa May to demand Boris Johnson be subject to a full disciplinary inquiry, saying no one should be allowed to victimise minorities with impunity.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said Islamophobic incidents had spiked since Johnson's controversial article was published a week ago and therefore the Conservative party process needed to go beyond its initial stage.
"We are hopeful that the party will not allow any whitewashing of this specific inquiry currently in process. No one should be allowed to victimise minorities with impunity," the letter prepared by the MCB will say.
In a statement the MCB said: "It is of deep concern that some Conservative members of parliament appear to be pressuring the chair of the party to dismiss the complaints made.