Friday, September 09, 2005

Court sides with comic over Jewish TV sketch

I'm generally in favor of freedom of speech, even for statements that I personally strongly object to. But I'm not in favor of hypocrisy. Comparing Jews to Nazis is ok, but criticizing Islam is a "crime against humanity". Is this how Eurabia will be like?

Court sides with comic over Jewish TV sketch

A Paris appeals court Wednesday confirmed the acquittal of comedian Dieudonné, who was accused of racism for appearing on television dressed as an Orthodox Jew and giving the Nazi salute. Jewish groups took the case to appeal in May after a lower court found in favour of Dieudonné, a 37 year-old of French-Cameroonian parents with a large following among black and Arab immigrants. But the appeals court agreed that the comic's skit did not lampoon Jews as a group, but right-wing Israelis. Dieudonné, whose real name is Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala, caused outrage among Jewish groups in December 2003 when he performed his sketch on national television, jokingly urging French youth to "join the Axis of Good: the American-Zionist Axis".


At September 09, 2005 8:17 PM, Blogger stuart10242 said...

I guess according to the French Court all Orthodox Jews are right wing Israelis. That of course includes Orthodox Jews In the U.S., Belgium, The U.K. and France . I wonder how many French Jews consider themselves Israelis.


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