AN EXTREMIST Islamic group planning to march through a war heroes' town will be OUTLAWED this week.
Home Secretary Alan Johnson will use his powers to smash warped organisations run by hate-preacher Anjem Choudary.
He is expected to impose anti-terror laws as early as tomorrow to ban al-Muhajiroun and its latest offshoot Islam4UK.
The move will make it a criminal offence - punishable by up to TEN YEARS in jail - to become a member or to attend or address any meetings.
It also allows the authorities to tear down websites used by the groups to spread hate, promote violence and recruit new members. The action will also make it a criminal offence to raise funds.
Twisted Choudary, 42, has sparked outrage by threatening to march his followers through the Wiltshire town of Wootton Bassett, where crowds gather regularly to honour Britain's fallen squaddies as their coffins are returned home from Afghanistan in hearses.
He has called on his henchmen to carry up to 500 coffins in a sick plan to symbolise thousands of Muslims killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But his attempt to mobilise fanatics will be seriously hampered when Mr Johnson bans the two groups under the 2000 Terrorism Act.
Home Office lawyers have been secretly scouring the rule books to find ways of making the two groups illegal.
An Whitehall insider said last night: "The decision to proscribe the groups was made a few months ago - well before the march was even announced.
"We have been monitoring the output from the websites and comments made by senior members and have come to the conclusion that they are clearly acting outside the Act.
"A file is being prepared for the Home Secretary and all that remains now is for him to act." The action will be applauded by forces families and moderate Muslims demanding that extremists are denied the oxygen of publicity.
Al-Muhajiroun leaders have enraged Brits and Americans with their outrageous outpourings. They described the 9/11 bombers as "magnificent" and claim the flag of Islam would one day fly above 10 Downing Street.
Five young Muslims convicted in 2007 of the fertiliser bombing plot which could have killed hundreds of Brits all had links with al-Muhajiroun.
And a man who bombed a cafe in Tel Aviv, Israel, killing three people in 2004 had also attended some of its circles.
The group was disbanded in 2004 by its reviled founder Omar Bakri Mohammad before he fled Britain to live in exile in Lebanon. But activists regrouped under its original name in the summer under Bakri disciple Choudary.
He has hailed the 9/11 bombers as martyrs, wants Sharia law imposed in the UK and gleefully admits: "I am the most hated man in Britain."
Islam4UK was set up as a "platform" for promoting the views of its extremist parent organisation, al-Muhajiroun. Crazed Choudary has demanded an Islamic revolution in Britain and wants Business Secretary Lord Mandelson stoned to death for being gay.
He has followed up his plans for a Wootton Bassett demo by organising a sick letter-writing campaign to families of fallen British heroes.
Lawyer Choudary and his supporters say they will write to the families of British troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan urging them to renounce their religions and convert to Islam. The letters urge them to embrace Islam to save themselves "from the hellfire".
About 20 of his supporters have already staged a protest during a welcome home parade for soldiers in Luton.
Parents have also complained that members were promoting extremism at a primary school.
Wiltshire politicians have urged him to abandon his latest protest, and a Facebook site dedicated to preventing the march has attracted more than 120,000 members.
Gordon Brown has branded the planned march "abhorrent and offensive" - and Mr Johnson said he would have no hesitation in banning it.
Fanatic's vile words of bile
HATE preacher Anjem Choudary has made a career out of insulting British troops and their families.
He has branded heroes returning from Afghanistan "brutal murderers" and "cowards".
VOICE OF UNREASON: Muslim demonstrators
VOICE OF UNREASON: Muslim demonstrators
Jobless Choudary, 42, lives in a £350,000 house in Leytonstone, east London, and claims State handouts of £25,740 a year - but spends most of his time spouting hatred.
He once claimed Muslims in Britain were "oppressed" and had the right to defend themselves "by whatever means".
He has tried to brainwash his followers by claiming it is an "obligation" upon Muslims everywhere to join a holy war against those who fight those who occupy Muslim land.
Last March, he posted a message on an extremist Islamic website calling a homecoming parade of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, a "vile parade" of "brutal murderers".
The servicemen - who had lost 12 comrades in tours of Iraq and Afghanistan - were later confronted with placards branding them killers, rapists and terrorists as they marched through Luton, Beds.
Choudary has also urged Muslims to refuse to co-operate with police in tackling terrorism and called for the assassination of the Pope.
The British-born son of a Pakistani immigrant market trader, he was raised in a semi at Welling, Kent. After his A-levels, he began a medical degree but switched to law after failing his first-year exams.
He qualified as a solicitor and was chairman of the Society of Muslim Lawyers - but was removed from the Roll of Solicitors in 2002.
Choudary later embraced radical Islamism and co-founded al-Muhajiroun with the Islamist militant leader Omar Bakri Mohammad.
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