Muslim loses £10 million legal battle with Donald Trump over radicalisation claims

A Londoner has lost a £10 million legal battle with Donald Trump over his controversial claims that parts of the city are so radicalised that police are afraid to go there.

Kamran Malik, and his east London-based Communities United Party, were seeking £10 million damages against the US presidential candidate for allegedly defaming Muslims living in the Green Street and Romford Road area of Forest Gate.

In a bid to justify his comments last December that Muslims should be barred from entering the US, Mr Trump said parts of London and Paris were so “radicalised” that police officers were scared.

…Mr Malik, who was not in court, was ordered to pay £35,000 costs and refused permission to appeal although he can re-apply to the Court of Appeal.

h/t TB