London, Jan. 2 (ANI): Islamic extremists plan to march through a town that has become a symbol of British war heroes.
Hate preacher Anjem Choudary said the marchers would be carrying coffins through Wootton Bassett, the place through which the bodies of most of the British troops killed in Afghanistan passed during repatriation ceremonies after being flown home.
Choudary's Islam4UK will march to represent the "well over 100,000 innocent Muslim men, women and children" who have died in the fighting.
Local councillor and ex mayor Chris Wannell begged Choudary to call off the march.
Ex-lawyer Choudary, 42, of Ilford, East London, told The Sun that the march, expected to take place in the next few weeks, would not coincide with the return of a hero's body.
Andrew Rosindell, Tory MP for Romford, East London, said: "This is a despicable proposal." (ANI)