HATE preacher Anjem Choudary has sparked new outrage - by telling the parents of British troops killed in Afghanistan that their children died in vain.
The fanatic is sending letters to the families of fallen heroes urging them to become Muslims "to save yourselves from the hellfire".
The British born fanatic admitted he is a traitor in an interview with the Sun today.
The wild eyed preacher tried to defend his sick campaign for an anti-war march through Wooton Bassett - famed for honouring Britain's war dead.
Today Choudary was slammed by Downing Street who said any protest march that offended families of dead soldiers would be considered "completely inappropriate" by Gordon Brown.
The preacher appeared on Sun Talk - our internet radio station - this morning and was grilled by Jon Gaunt who put it to him that the march was an act of "treason".
Twisted Choudary said: "It maybe considered against the British Government and Foreign policy. If that is treason. Then yes, I am treasonous".
He also told grieving parents of war dead that he had "no sympathy whatsoever" for fallen troops.
And in a bile spouting rant, he said the march was a "big publicity stunt for the people of Afghanistan".
The deluded cleric also made the sick claim that our troops were the same as the Nazis.
The sick letters to Forces grieving families comes days after The Sun revealed Choudary's plan to protest in the town famed for honouring Britain's war dead.
Choudary yesterday refused to face The Sun over his sick letter-writing campaign, whingeing: "I'm the most hated man in Britain."
Cowardly Choudary tried to pretend he was out when reporters went to speak to him at his home.
He turned off his TV and fled upstairs before finally answering a call to his mobile.
He then moaned: "I'm not coming out, you're trying to demonise me."
Dad-of-three Choudary, 42 - who lives in a £350,000 home in Leytonstone, East London, on benefits provided by the British taxpayer - also chickened out of our invitation to talk to the soldiers of 3 Para.
Choudary and his supporters are provoking outrage with their plans to write to the families of British troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, urging them to renounce their own religions and convert to Islam.
Their sick letter tells them to embrace Islam to "save yourselves from the hellfire".
The warped rant also tells grieving parents their sons and daughters died in vain as they were tricked by the Government into fighting "a war against Islam".
Choudary first came to attention after hailing the 9/11 terrorists as "martyrs".
He has since demanded an Islamic revolution in Britain, and said Business Secretary Lord Mandelson should be stoned to death for being gay.
The letter campaign comes just days after The Sun revealed Choudary and his Islam4UK group plan to march through Wootton Bassett, Wilts, carrying coffins to symbolise thousands of Muslims killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Residents of Wootton Bassett have turned out more than 100 times in the past two years to pay their respects as the bodies of fallen British heroes are taken from nearby RAF Lyneham to a morgue in Oxford.
Deluded Choudary's letter says the march is not meant to be provocative. He even claims it has the support of some British troops' families.
But thousands of decent British citizens have expressed their outrage. A Facebook page set up in opposition to the march already has almost 100,000 members.
Moderate Muslims have urged police to stop the protest to prevent a backlash by right-wing British groups.
Wootton Bassett's Mayor Steve Bucknell said he was "dismayed" by the planned march, saying: "We will do whatever we can to persuade the authorities that it will be a very bad idea to allow this march."
Police confirmed they were aware of the planned protest and said they would take all steps necessary to maintain the peace.
Right-wing extremists have already threatened violence if the march goes ahead.
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