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Davy of old England
03-07-2018, 01:57 PM
Britain First leader and deputy are jailed for a total of 54 weeks for hate crimes linked to gang rape as judge blasts their 'hostility towards Muslims'

Britain First leader Paul Golding (front right), and deputy leader Jayda Fransen (left) at Folkestone Magistrates' Court in Kent today

The leader and deputy leader of Britain First have been jailed for 18 and 36 weeks respectively on charges of religiously-aggravated harassment.

Paul Golding, 36, was found guilty of one charge of religiously-aggravated harassment and Jayda Fransen three counts of the same offence in relation to an incident in Kent.

They were arrested last May as part of a probe into the distribution of leaflets and online videos posted during a trial at Canterbury Crown Court in the same month after which three Muslim men and a teenager were jailed for rape.

Judge Justin Barron said the duo's words and actions 'demonstrated hostility' towards Muslims and the faith of Islam.

Fransen shot into the international media spotlight last November when US president Donald Trump retweeted anti-Islamic posts from her Twitter page.

Golding and Fransen, of Penge, South East London, stood trial in January charged with three and four counts respectively of the hate crime.

The judge at Folkestone Magistrates' Court in Kent found Fransen guilty of three charges and Golding guilty of one - but dismissed the other counts against them.

He said: 'I have no doubt it was their joint intention to use the facts of the case (in Canterbury) for their own political ends. It was a campaign to draw attention to the race, religion and immigrant background of the defendants.'

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5472511/Britain-leaders-guilty-religiously-aggravated-harassment.html