- Kamran Malik is seeking £10million in damages from the US billionaire
- Claims Trump defamed London Muslims by saying areas were radicalised
- Republican presidency candidate said Met Police 'scared' to visit regions
- Malik argues comments had potential to affect local confidence in Muslims
A Muslim political leader has failed to win a court order banning Donald Trump from entering the UK for two years.
The move at London's High Court on Wednesday is part of Kamran Malik's legal battle over the billionaire's claim that parts of the capital are so radicalised that Metropolitan Police officers fear for their lives.
Mr Malik, and his east London-based Communities United Party, is seeking £10million damages against the would-be Republican candidate for the US presidency for allegedly defaming Muslims living in the Green Street and Romford Road area of Forest Gate.
Kamran Malik (pictured outside court, has failed to win a court order banning Donald Trump from entering the UK for two years. Mr Malik is seeking £10million damages against the would-be Republican candidate for the US presidency for allegedly defaming Muslims
In a bid to justify comments made last December, in which he inferred 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 says that the 'careless or negligent comments' had the potential to affect the trust and confidence that Muslims in his part of London had built with non-Muslim friends and business partners.
He has sent a copy of his claim to Mr Trump at 725 Fifth Avenue, New York - Trump Tower - and has now also applied for an injunction against him.
Dismissing his application, Mr Justice Dove said it was made without notice and on the basis that it was urgent - but there was nothing to suggest that Mr Trump had any intention to visit the UK in the short term.
Mr Trump's potential admission to the UK was a decision which rested at first instance with the Home Secretary who administered the country's immigration legislation, he added.
The judge said that, without forming any view of the validity of Mr Malik's complaints against Mr Trump, he was satisfied there was no proper basis for an injunction.
Mr Malik was refused permission to appeal but can re-apply directly to the Court of Appeal.