A MUSLIM fanatic who torched a wreath of poppies on Armistice Day was given a police guard to protect his home, The Sun can reveal.
Taxpayers paid to cover the cost of placing two officers and a patrol car outside the house of Abu Rahin Aziz.
The zealot was part of a 40-strong mob who insulted Britain's war dead on November 11.
We can reveal that the car was sent to his flat in Luton, Beds, last Sunday night and stayed at least 48 hours.
A police source said the move came as senior officers began fearing for Aziz's safety - adding: "They were just taking precautions."
Aziz and his group, calling themselves Muslims Against Crusades, also yelled vile insults during the two-minute silence and held placards saying: "British soldiers burn in hell."
He, mob leader Abu Assadullah and organiser Abu Ubaidah were named and shamed by The Sun after the demo near London's Royal Albert Hall.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the poppy-burning outrage.
Two men were arrested for insulting behaviour after the flowers were set alight.
The suspects, aged 25 and 30, were bailed until mid-December pending further inquiries.