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This Woman Trolled A Muslim Activist So Hard She Ended Up In Court

Jay-Leighsa Bauman alleged to have unleashed racially charged abuse on lawyer Mariam Veiszadeh's Facebook page.

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A 22-year-old woman from Ipswich, Queensland has appeared in court today, alleged to have sent a torrent of racist and abusive messages to Muslim activist and lawyer Mariam Veiszadeh last year.

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Jay-Leighsa Bauman is charged with using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence. She has not yet entered a plea to the charge.

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Ms Bauman is alleged to have let loose a torrent of religious hate on Ms Veiszadeh's personal Facebook page, calling her a “whore”, a “rag-head” and told her to return to her own "sand dune country."

When Ms Bauman was charged by police over the incident last year, it prompted a US white supremacist site to call on its followers to send Ms Veiszadeh abusive messages on Twitter.
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When Ms Bauman was charged by police over the incident last year, it prompted a US white supremacist site to call on its followers to send Ms Veiszadeh abusive messages on Twitter.

The trolling prompted the trending hashtag #IStandWithMariam, encouraging people to report online abuse.

Ms Bauman is scheduled to return to Ipswich Magistrates Court on March 17.
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Ms Bauman is scheduled to return to Ipswich Magistrates Court on March 17.