Islamic group plans Wootton march
Here in the UK we have our own form of "Ramp Ceremony".
The villagers of Wooton Bassett turn out to mourn and honour the fallen as they are brought home through RAF Lyneham.
Now, in a move that will increase tensions over the whole issue of the UK's involvement and the subsequent loss of British lives engaged in foreign affairs, an Islamic group are planning to march the same route taken by the hearses carrying the fallen.
As much as I sympathise with the displaced peoples of overseas conflicts, I feel that this is just a step too far.
Imposing on a Nation's grief by groups who are all too often not from, but sympathetic to, the causes in an overseas dispute is not just ill-timed and badly thought out, but counter-productive to gaining support for that cause.
I really hope they rethink this action.
An Islamic group said to have links to an extremist movement is planning to march through the Wiltshire town of Wootton Bassett.
The town has become famous for honouring British war dead returning from Afghanistan.
Islam4UK pledged the protest would be peaceful with symbolic coffins representing Muslim victims.
Wootton's former mayor Chris Wannell has called on the group's leader not to hold the march.
North Wiltshire MP James Gray said: "I've seen in the past assorted groups threaten to march, but they don't actually do it.
"I wouldn't think they'd get permission from the police."
Islam4UK is said to call itself a "platform" for the extremist movement al-Muhajiroun.
Leader of Islam4UK, former lawyer Anjem Choudary, said the march would not coincide with a repatriation ceremony.