It is not the first time he has made controversial comments about Islam.
In 2005 the former Foreign Secretary wrote that Islamophobia was a "natural reaction" to Islam.
He wrote in the Spectator in 2005 that "the problem is Islam.
LONDON — Boris Johnson was today reported to the Equalities Commission after comparing Muslim women who wear burqas to "letter boxes" and bank robbers.
In 2005, Johnson wrote in the Spectator that he believed it was only "natural" for the public to be scared of Islam.
"To any non-Muslim reader of the Koran, Islamophobia — fear of Islam — seems a natural reaction, and, indeed, exactly what that text is intended to provoke," he wrote.
Former Conservative co-chair Baroness Warsi told Business Insider earlier this year that Islamophobia goes "right up to the top" of the Conservative party. »