Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of far-right extremist group Britain First, has been enrolled on a Prevent de-radicalisation course, according to media reports.
The Daily Star Sunday reports that an email leaked to the ABF Facebook page says: “I have some very disturbing news for you. In their latest assault on our movement the establishment is trying to force our fearless leader Jayda Fransen to take part in their Prevent strategy.”
It added: “Jayda was warned recently that she must engage with an agent from Prevent due to visit her prison soon or she will face severe consequences. It is ridiculous that in a country where 23,000 known Jihadists are living, 400 of which have returned from Syria, and the government’s answer to the mayhem: silence conferences Christian patriots who speak out.
“True to her principled and uncompromising form Jayda has said she will be refusing to engage with Prevent… She is willing to face the consequences whatever they may be for ignoring demands to engage with them.”
Fransen was sentenced to 36 weeks of prison last month while Britain First leader Paul Golding was sentenced to 18 weeks by a judge who said their anti-Muslim crimes were “deliberately planned against targeted victims”.
They were arrested last May after distributing leaflets and posting videos during a rape trial at Canterbury Crown Court, where three Muslim men and a teenager were being convicted and later jailed.
The Judge has also said their words and actions “demonstrated hostility” towards Muslims and Islam, adding: “I have no doubt it was their joint intention to use the facts of the case for their own political ends”.