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The creator of an online group opposing to plans by an Islamic organisation to march through Wootton Bassett held has received death threats.
More than 730,000 people have signed up to the ‘No To The Planned Islam4UK March Through Wootton Bassett’ group since it went live on Facebook.
It called for extremist Anjem Choudary and his followers to be barred from marching in the Wiltshire market town where the bodies of dead service personnel arrive back in the UK.
Mr Choudary’s group Islam4UK has now abandoned the march after it was revealed the Government is to ban the organisation.
Home Secretary Alan Johnson is to use anti-terror laws to ban two organisation – Islam4UK and al-Muhajiroun – run by Mr Choudary.
But the Facebook group’s creator, Jo Cleary, who volunteers in running the Armed Forces support group Honour Our Troops, has received death threats over her involvement with the site.
Threats have also been sent to fellow campaigner Lucy Aldridge, whose 18-year-old son Will was killed in Afghanistan.
NOTE: It is not known who has made the threats.