Jewish leaders have condemned a former South London Synagogue minister for saying Islam has "no place" in Britain.
In a letter to the Jewish News, Rabbi Menahem Lester said he disagreed with Boris Johnson's remarks about Muslim women wearing burkas and attacked the paper for reports it ran criticising the comments.
Mr Johnson had likened women wearing face-coverings to "letter boxes" and "bank robbers".
Rabbi Lester said countries that have banned the burka had done so for "good reason."
He wrote: "I am among many who feel Islam has no place in Europe and certainly not in Britain."