Mum's death threats over Wootton Bassett campaign
I have been following the facebook protest site all weekend, now standing at a quarter of a million members some of whom are well pleased to have a voice and to meet like minded people.
The group Admins have been working very hard to moderate the less sensitive posts. Mrs Cleary and the others have been at pains throughout to emphasis that the group is to protect and support the Highway for Heros. No more. However UAF activists were particularly difficult at one point - it is believed because the schools were closed through the adverse weather. They seem to have been busy off Facebook as well.
From Kent News
A mother-of-four has been subjected to death threats after starting a campaign to stop a protest march by Muslim hardliners through Wootton Bassett.
Jo Cleary, from Broomfield, Herne Bay, set up a Facebook site calling for extremist leader Anjem Choudary and his followers to be barred from carrying coffins through the town where residents line the streets to mourn as the bodies of slain service personnel arriving back in the UK.
More than 700,000 people have signed up to Mrs Cleary’s campaign – but in the last few days she has found herself on the end of abuse and threats to her life over the internet.
Other hate-filled messages have been directed at the grieving families of British soldiers killed in action.
It is believed the messages have been sent by self-styled ‘anti-fascists’ and are not the work of any ethnic or religious group.
The death threats have also been reported to the police, who have offered her protection.
Mrs Cleary, 43, said: “I am absolutely livid at these threats but they will not stop my campaign.
“I have been branded as a BNP member – which I most certainly not – and my life has been threatened in the most abusive language.
“There have even been threats made to the families of those who have given their lives for this country. It is beyond belief – these are horrific emails with vile, vile threats.”
Posted on 01/10/2010 8:43 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax