Good news from the UK.
The anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson has lost a libel case brought against him by a Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked at school.
The English Defence League founder, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was sued by Jamal Hijazi after an incident in a school playground in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, in October 2018.
Tommy Robinson has been constantly attacking Muslims with his EDL counterparts in the United Kingdom for years now. His recent agenda against a Syrian schoolboy came into the limelight due to a viral video showing a bigger teenager attacking the Syrian boy.
After the video went viral in 2018, Robinson claimed in two Facebook videos that Jamal Hijazi was “not innocent and he violently attacks young English girls in his school”.
His lawyers said the comments had “a devastating effect” on him and his family, who had come to the UK as refugees, forcing them to move home and abandon his education.
After the case went to trial in April, Robinson falsely claimed that he uncovered dozens of accounts of aggressive, abusive, and deceitful behavior by the teenager.
Jamal’s lawyer, Catrin Evans QC, said the comments had led to death threats and “extremist agitation”.
Ms Evans told the court Mr Robinson had an “anti-Muslim agenda” and that his videos “turned Jamal into the aggressor and the bully into a righteous white knight”.
Is Tommy Robinson not above harassing and villainizing schoolchildren? This is pathetic.
But in Thursday’s ruling, the judge said Jamal had suffered “particularly severe” consequences and that Robinson’s attempt to prove his allegations had fallen “woefully short”.
The judge said his actions were “a deliberate effort to portray the claimant as being… a violent aggressor” using language “calculated to inflame the situation”.
He said Robinson had failed to show Jamal had been aggressive or abusive towards female staff or pupils.
What a loser.
“There is no trace of any such behavior by the claimant in these [school] records. On the contrary, his behavioral record is overwhelmingly positive,” said Mr. Justice Nicklin.
He added that the school attack on Jamal was not racially motivated and that the other boy involved was also a victim and wrongly portrayed as a racist bully.
As well as the damages, Robinson was also ordered to pay Jamal’s legal costs – but he told the court he was bankrupt. “I’ve not got any money. I’m bankrupt. I’ve struggled hugely with my own issues these last 12 months… I ain’t got it,” he said.
Despite losing the case, Tommy Robinson is not paying a dime. Maybe he should ask his Zionist funders for an advance check.
Speaking after the ruling, Hijazi’s lawyers said it had taken great courage for him to pursue the case.
“We are delighted that Jamal has been entirely vindicated,” said Francesca Flood from Burlingtons Legal.
“Jamal and his family now wish to put this matter behind them in order that they can get on with their lives.”
May Allah bless Jamal and his family for having the courage to stand up to these morons.