The leaders of a far-right British party, one of whom gained widespread attention after a message she posted online was re-tweeted by President Donald Trump, were found guilty on Wednesday of religiously aggravated harassment. Paul Golding, 36, leader of the anti-immigration Britain First party, and his deputy Jayda Fransen, 31, were convicted of filming and harassing people they believed were involved in a rape trial involving a number of Muslim men at a court in Canterbury, Kent. They posted their actions on the Britain First website and also delivered offensive leaflets to homes in the area where those involved in the case lived, prosecutors told Folkestone magistrates court. Last November, Trump retweeted anti-Muslim videos posted by Fransen, drawing condemnation from across Britain including Prime Minister Theresa May. Trump initially fired back at May, saying she should focus on "the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom," but in January he said he had not intended to cause offense in Britain and his retweet was not an endorsement.

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