In his article, Johnson said he opposed a ban on face-covering veils, but added that it was "absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter-boxes".
Complaints about Boris Johnson's article in the Daily Telegraph have led to his Conservative Party to announce an independent investigation into a possible breach of the party's code of conduct.
She wrote, "As a feminist, what really disgusts me in this whole episode is that Muslim women are simply political fodder, their lives a convenient battleground on which to stake out a leadership bid".
Schools and universities should be able to take the same approach if a student "turns up. looking like a bank robber".
Former party chairman Eric Pickles (pictured above) said it would be a "very big leap" to throw Mr Johnson out the party.
"It's not language I would have used and I think he was wrong to have used that language, and I agree with Brandon Lewis", May said.
Johnson refused to apologize for his remarks, calling the outrage at his remarks "ridiculous" as well as an attack on free speech.
Right-wing commentator Tim Montgomerie was among those to tweet his support for Johnson, saying: "I hope Boris doesn't apologise".
"It's ridiculous these views are being attacked - we mustn't fall into the trap of shutting down the debate on hard issues", the source said. If a woman wants to wear a burqa it is her right to do so.
Scotland Yard chief Cressida Dick said the comments did not amount to a hate crime and police have not received any criminal complaint against Mr Johnson.