The BBC quoted prosecutors in Mr. Osborne’s trial as announcing that he had seemed to the Britain First leaders Paul Golding and Ms. Fransen, in addition to Tommy Robinson, a founding father of the English Defence League, after the London Bridge assault.
Jurors on the trial, in Woolwich Crown Court in London, have been proven a screenshot discovered on Mr. Osborne’s laptop that described Britain becoming a rustic constructed on “hatred, on violence and on Islam.”
The defendant gained a call for participation to a protest from an account belonging to Mr. Robinson that known as for demonstrators to “stand up to hate” and “say ‘no more’ ” The invitation stated the bombing in Manchester used to be “not the beginning and it won’t be the end,” in keeping with the BBC.
Prosecutors stated that in the week prior to the assault Mr. Osborne have been heard “preaching racial hatred” in a pub. He used to be stated to have informed one pub buyer, a soldier: “I’m going to kill all the Muslims. Muslims are all terrorists. Your families are all going to be Muslim. I’m going to take it into my own hands.”
Mr. Osborne’s former spouse, Sarah Andrews, reportedly stated he have been “brainwashed” after looking at experiences a few kid sexual exploitation ring in Rochdale, a borough of Manchester, that have been arranged by means of a gaggle of British Pakistanis.
A handwritten notice discovered in the van that plowed into the Muslim worshipers described Muslims as “feral” and kid predators. “Don’t people get it,” it learn. “This is happening up and down our Green and pleasant land.”
Jonathan Rees, the main prosecutor, stated that “the underlying theme” gave the impression to be that Mr. Osborne felt that now not sufficient “was being said or done to counter terrorism and the grooming gangs comprising predominantly Muslim males.”
“Against that background,” Mr. Rees added, “the defendant decided to take matters into his own hands.”