The leader and deputy leader of the political party Britain First have been jailed of a total of 54 weeks for hate crimes that are linked with a gang rape incident.
Britain first’s leader Jayda Fransen was found guilty three counts for religious harassment. The deputy Paul Golding, 36, was also found guilty for one count of the same offence that is related to an incident in Kent.
Both the leaders were arrested last May when they were found distributing leaflets and posting online videos while a case was under trail at the Canterbury Crown Court after which three Muslim men and a teenager were jailed for rape.
Justin Barron, the judge said that their actions and words shoed hostility towards Muslims and the faith of Islam.
Fransen received fame in international Media last November after US President Donald Trump retweeted anti-Islamic posts from her twitter page.
The judge at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court said that he had no doubt that it was the joint intention of the duo to use those facts of the case in Canterbury for their own political ends. He said that they
After hearing the sentence Fransen said that she thinks that was a sad day for British Justice. The public gallery in the court was packed with the Britain First Supporters , who applauded when Fransen said that everything she has done is for the children and that they are worth it.
The party’s supporters left the court abusing the judge and the press and said that they were disgraceful and also shouted that they will not surrender.
Fransen and Golding were then taken to the cells.