The internal Tory process looking at Mr Johnson's comparison of Muslim women in face coverings with "bank robbers" or "letter boxes" was automatically triggered on Thursday after party headquarters received several complaints.
Johnson compared women wearing the veil with bank robbers or letter boxes in an article for the right-leaning Daily Telegraph.
The founder of the Conservative Muslim Forum, Lord Sheikh, has written to Lewis demanding "serious action", while former attorney general Dominic Grieve said he would quit the party if Johnson became prime minister.
The Blackadder and Mr Bean star Atkinson said the former Foreign Secretary's comments were amusing.
Under the Conservative Party's new code of conduct, when a formal complaint is made, the party have to investigate it.
And he added: "All jokes about religion cause offence, so it's pointless apologising for them".
'You should really only apologise for a bad joke. "On that basis, no apology is required", he wrote, in a letter to the Times.
"The burka and niqab are disgusting tribal ninja-like garments that are pre-Islamic, non-Koranic and therefore un-Muslim".
Mr Johnson has also won the support of Tory former chief whip Andrew Mitchell, who said the Uxbridge MP had used "colourful" language but had not committed an offence.
He added that Theresa May was "clearly wrong to have asked him to have apologised".
One backbenchertold The Independent the handling of the affair by Ms May and other party leaders had been so poor that it has increased the chances of a leadership challenge over the summer.
Brentwood MP Alex Burghart said: "I don't think we should be the sort of country where women can be forced to cover their faces - just as we shouldn't be the sort of country that passes laws telling women what they can't wear in public".
It's not the first time Atkinson has got involved in controversy around free speech.
I was told that they often anxious about going out in public places - especially after terrorist attacks because they in turn feared being attacked.
"I think it's a very dark day for our democracy and free speech and I'm deeply anxious that this policy is being adopted by the Conservative Party, if we're not the party of free speech, then who is?"
'Full bandwagon jumping territory'Conor Burns, Tory MP for Bournemouth West'It's bash Boris'Andrew Bridgen, Tory MP for North West Leicestershire " This [inquiry is] being use to try and discredit Boris Johnson from people who are anxious about him in inside the Conservative party and outside the Conservative party.
According to reports, on the first of opening, the worldwide furniture store saw a huge crowd of people visiting the store. The man behind IKEA picking Hyderabad for its India foray is Principal Secretary (Industries) at the time, Pradeep Chandra.
Japan's economy expanded at an annualized rate of 1.9 percent in the April-June quarter, government data showed Friday. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, GDP grew 0.5 per cent, versus the median estimate for a 0.3 per cent increase.
He added: "The thinking is he is a very good penalty taker and likes the responsibility of it and he is first choice". Claude Puel, the visiting manager, said: "It was a shame to concede this goal at the beginning of the game.
Emery has faced Guardiola on 10 occasions in the past and has failed to win one game , losing six and drawing the other four. Thus, he is definitely a huge threat for the Manchester City defence, likely to be led by English worldwide John Stones.
August 3, 2018: Practice officially starts and, according to sources, the culture of bullying, led by Court, continues. Court had been in the same position at Mississippi State prior to being hired at Maryland .
Laurent Depoitre had Town's best chance in the second half but he shot wildly over after being teed up by Florent Hadergjonaj. Kante volleyed the Blues ahead on 34 minutes after neat approach play from Pedro and Willian .
But first, to the delight of what will be two large and appreciative weekend galleries, some work at Bellerive remained. But Woods could turn it only so far. "Hopefully I can go out and do a better job this time than I did the last time".
Making the finals here is incredible. "She's the world No1 for a reason but I'm just going to go out there and try to get her". The Ukrainian even got a service break to close the gap to 5-3, but Stephens broke right back to take the set.
Jan Ullrich , who won the Tour de France in 1997, was arrested after an alleged attak on an escort in Frankfurt. In 2013, he admitted to doping , having been served a two-year ban by sporting regulators.
He flew it for an hour, followed by two armed F-15 jets from OR that the military scrambled , before he crashed. Pastor said at the press conference that there was no sign that it was a terrorist attack.
Some observers have raised concerns about Canada's absence from recent high-level negotiations on the three-country trade deal. Asked if he could finish the U.S. -Mexico issues on Friday, Guajardo said "I don't think today but we are very close".
Klopp has not considered offering his Egypt forward advice on how to repeat those record-breaking exploits. We want to be, it's clear for ages, champions of England.
Southampton sign striker Ings on loan
They scored fewer goals than relegated West Brom on home soil last season and recorded only four league wins at St Mary's. It's no surprise then that under 2.5 goals is the favourite at [1.65], with overs out at [2.46].
Wall Street ends lower as Turkey woes hit banks
Shares of trade-sensitive companies also declined, including Boeing, 3M and Caterpillar, which were all down at least 1.4 percent. Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 2.10-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.51-to-1 ratio favoured decliners.
Sterling slides below US$1.29 as Brexit sell-off worsens
The pound has lost more than 10 percent since April and is down nearly 15 percent since the Brexit Referendum in June 2016. Sterling was down against the euro, dollar yen and Swiss franc, suggesting the negative sentiment was broad.
Torchlight Frontiers Bringing Back ARPG Series
Details about the game are scarce at the moment, but it will continue to exist in the same universe as its predecessors. While there are few details about Torchlight Frontiers at the moment, we do know there will be a beta.
Parker Solar Probe Mission Launches to Touch the Sun
The spacecraft, which will plunge into the sun's atmosphere, known as the corona, is protected by an ultra-powerful heat shield. A Delta-IV heavy rocket carrying the probe took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at around 07.31 GMT on Sunday morning.