A British Muslim activist has failed in his bid to sue US presidential candidate Donald Trump for claiming that London police are fearful about entering some neighborhoods because of radical Muslims. A High Court judge said on Thursday that Kamran Malik’s suit seeking damages against Trump for defaming London Muslims could not proceed.
Judge Victoria McCloud said the case was not actionable even if Trump’s comments caused “real upset and a sense of injustice to a section of the London community.”
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She pointed out that Trump’s comments about Muslims had been condemned by the mayor of the London and by former Prime Minister David Cameron. McCloud said rejecting the case does not mean she agrees with Trump’s comments. Malik claimed Trump’s comments could undermine trust between Muslims and non-Muslims.