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Courts Britain First deputy leader in court over Islamophobic posts

BRITAIN First deputy leader Jayda Fransen called Muslims “bastards” and “rapists,” a court was told yesterday.

The 31-year-old appeared at Folkestone magistrates’ court alongside the far-right group’s leader Paul Golding on charges of religiously aggravated harassment.

They were arrested in May 2017 over the distribution of hate leaflets and online videos posted during a rape trial at Canterbury Crown Court in which three men and a teenager were convicted and jailed.

Video footage entitled Muslim Rapists 2 was played that showed Faiz Rahmani with his brother Tamin Rahmani, one of the defendants, and his barrister outside court.

Ms Fransen walks up and starts to question them, asking: “Are you Muslim? What are you doing here? What are you in for?”

She also questioned them about Muslim men who were standing trial for “raping British kids,” the court heard.

Mr Rahmani told the court: “She was so aggressive and so loud.”

The pair, both of Penge in south-east London, were charged with three and four counts respectively of the hate crime but deny the allegations.

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