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Brigitte Bardot on trial for Muslim slur
Reuters ^ | 04/15/2008 | Thierry Leveque

Posted on 04/15/2008 10:45:29 AM PDT by forkinsocket

PARIS (Reuters) - French former film star Brigitte Bardot went on trial on Tuesday for insulting Muslims, the fifth time she has faced the charge of "inciting racial hatred" over her controversial remarks about Islam and its followers.

Prosecutors asked that the Paris court hand the 73-year-old former sex symbol a two-month suspended prison sentence and fine her 15,000 euros ($23,760) for saying the Muslim community was "destroying our country and imposing its acts."

Since retiring from the film industry in the 1970s, Bardot has become a prominent animal rights activist but she has also courted controversy by denouncing Muslim traditions and immigration from predominantly Muslim countries.

She has been fined four times for inciting racial hatred since 1997, at first 1,500 euros and most recently 5,000.

Prosecutor Anne de Fontette told the court she was seeking a tougher sentence than usual, adding: "I am a little tired of prosecuting Mrs Bardot."

Bardot did not attend the trial because she said she was physically unable to. The verdict is expected in several weeks.

French anti-racist groups complained last year about comments Bardot made about the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha in a letter to President Nicolas Sarkozy that was later published by her foundation.

Muslims traditionally mark Eid al-Adha by slaughtering a sheep or another animal to commemorate the prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son on God's orders.

France is home to 5 million Muslims, Europe's largest Muslim community, making up 8 percent of France's population.

"I am fed up with being under the thumb of this population which is destroying us, destroying our country and imposing its acts," the star of 'And God created woman' and 'Contempt' said.

Bardot has previously said France is being invaded by sheep-slaughtering Muslims and published a book attacking gays, immigrants and the unemployed, in which she also lamented the "Islamisation of France."


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1 posted on 04/15/2008 10:45:29 AM PDT by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket
You tell 'em, baby!!


2 posted on 04/15/2008 10:47:14 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: forkinsocket
The French knuckling under to muslims...quelle surprise...non!.
3 posted on 04/15/2008 10:48:40 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: forkinsocket
This is ridiculous.

FREE BRIDGET!!!

4 posted on 04/15/2008 10:48:40 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (RIP Eric Medlen. You will be missed.../ Get well Soon John Force!!!)
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To: Puppage
She speaks the truth, and the brain police arrest her. How Obama of them.
5 posted on 04/15/2008 10:49:07 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: forkinsocket

Coming soon to a country near you


6 posted on 04/15/2008 10:51:16 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I've done here today doesn't force you to have a negative opinion of me....)
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To: forkinsocket

Put on trial for telling the truth about the slow but sure conquest of her country by foreign invaders.


7 posted on 04/15/2008 10:51:29 AM PDT by JamesP81 ("I am against "zero tolerance" policies. It is a crutch for idiots." --FReeper Tenacious 1)
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To: forkinsocket
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 04/15/2008 10:51:37 AM PDT by avacado
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To: forkinsocket
Prosecutors asked that the Paris court hand the 73-year-old former sex symbol a two-month suspended prison sentence and fine her 15,000 euros ($23,760) for saying the Muslim community was "destroying our country and imposing its acts."

So what did Ms. Bardot say that was untrue?

9 posted on 04/15/2008 10:51:38 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Forget it...I'll never be able to pull the lever for McCain!)
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To: forkinsocket

No one should ever be imprisoned or fined for what they say. Period.


10 posted on 04/15/2008 10:52:13 AM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: JamesP81

You will submit to Islam, or the liberals will punish you for refusing to do so. They are allies in the destruction of freedom.


11 posted on 04/15/2008 10:52:16 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualProsperity
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To: forkinsocket

The lights are going out in Europe.


12 posted on 04/15/2008 10:54:26 AM PDT by AU72
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To: forkinsocket

>>She has been fined four times for inciting racial hatred since 1997, at first 1,500 euros and most recently 5,000<<

Lord Love her! She’s not backing down!
Good on you!


13 posted on 04/15/2008 10:55:11 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am very mad at Disney. Give me my James Marsden song!!!!!)
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To: forkinsocket
"I am a little tired of prosecuting Mrs Bardot."

YOU'LL GET A WHOLE LOT MORE TIRED OF SHARIA LAW, YOU DIMWIT!................

14 posted on 04/15/2008 10:55:32 AM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: B Knotts

Coming soon to America.


15 posted on 04/15/2008 10:56:49 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: forkinsocket

She gets it absolutely.


16 posted on 04/15/2008 10:58:25 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: forkinsocket

Instead of putting her on trial and fining her, they need to start listening to her.


17 posted on 04/15/2008 10:58:45 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: forkinsocket

Good for her for speaking the truth that the French and “liberals” don’t want to hear.

She’s right and so was Orianna Fallaci.

The French, Europe and “liberals”, socialists and “progressives everywhere are cowards and are committing cultural suicide.


18 posted on 04/15/2008 10:59:27 AM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam. TWP VRWC)
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To: forkinsocket

Yikes...I guess I’ll need to put some ducktape in my luggage on next trip to Paris, and keep my mouth shut!! “Inciting Racial Hatred” ....wow , There’s a whole church in Chicago thats in reeeeal trouble.

also.

Absolutely NOT GUILTY in the 60’s and 70’s

A little GUILTY in the 80’s, 90’s....

Today...oh what am I saying
...NOT GUILTY!


19 posted on 04/15/2008 11:00:50 AM PDT by trappedinnj (Missing Something)
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To: forkinsocket

ALLAH the God of fools says OFF WITH HER PRETTY LITTLE HEAD!

When will the west learn that Islam is not our friend.


20 posted on 04/15/2008 11:00:50 AM PDT by ncfool (Savage said that Islam is a Peaceful religion. Your very peaceful after they slit your throat!)
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To: forkinsocket

So.....bottom line is you can go to prison and get a $24,000 dollar fine in France for not being P.C.? Holy crap!...France bites the big one! If Free Republic was in France, we all would be in chains!


21 posted on 04/15/2008 11:00:56 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Puppage

Looks good for 73!


22 posted on 04/15/2008 11:01:07 AM PDT by Revolting cat! ("I am like...Dude......do you really....like want the Sex?")
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To: Puppage

Not Guilty!


23 posted on 04/15/2008 11:01:10 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: Rastus

What would President Obama say and do?


24 posted on 04/15/2008 11:01:51 AM PDT by ncfool (Savage said that Islam is a Peaceful religion. Your very peaceful after they slit your throat!)
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To: forkinsocket
Prosecutor Anne de Fontette told the court she was seeking a tougher sentence than usual, adding: "I am a little tired of prosecuting Mrs Bardot."

So stop. You'll feel better.

25 posted on 04/15/2008 11:01:51 AM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: Red Badger

“YOU’LL GET A WHOLE LOT MORE TIRED OF SHARIA LAW, YOU DIMWIT!................”

The one thing I fear is that many like minded (no-minded) socialists WOULDN’T mind it at all! They’d be the first to convert to this cult.


26 posted on 04/15/2008 11:04:36 AM PDT by poobear (tagline is on a coffee break!)
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To: forkinsocket

Sad.


27 posted on 04/15/2008 11:04:45 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: Argus
What would President Obama say and do?

Not much -- he might use "the wrong syntax" or get "taken out of context" or get taken "the wrong way" or ........ any number of ways he's used to try to get out of his remarks! LOL!

28 posted on 04/15/2008 11:07:20 AM PDT by zip.com
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To: Puppage

Seeing as this is a court case:

“Bridgett Bardot, Bridgett Bardot, Bridgett Bardot...”
“Excuse me - why are you saying Bridgett Bardot?”
“Well, anything I say will be held against me!”

(Oh, and thanks for posting her photo from years gone by!)


29 posted on 04/15/2008 11:07:41 AM PDT by 21twelve (Don't wish for peace. Pray for Victory.)
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To: forkinsocket
"I am a little tired of prosecuting Mrs Bardot."

Then don't.

30 posted on 04/15/2008 11:08:28 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: forkinsocket

Brigitte Bardot = The New Charlemagne

Too bad the French won’t heed her.


31 posted on 04/15/2008 11:09:31 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: poobear

They have a LOT IN COMMON!..................


32 posted on 04/15/2008 11:09:33 AM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Revolting cat!

“Looks good for 73!”

Trust me, that is a VERY old photo. I saw one of her recently and she looks very bad. It’s sad to see her that way. I hope no one posts a current pic of her. Let’s just remember her from the old days.


33 posted on 04/15/2008 11:11:39 AM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: gathersnomoss

Thought police. Coming to a town near you.


34 posted on 04/15/2008 11:11:58 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: forkinsocket

I wonder how many imams France prosecutes for “inciting racial hatred” or whatever.


35 posted on 04/15/2008 11:12:12 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: forkinsocket
>>””I am a little tired of prosecuting Mrs Bardot.”<<

Prosecute the clueless prosecutors and award beautiful Brigitte the Croix de guerre.

36 posted on 04/15/2008 11:13:10 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: EggsAckley

Not to mention what she looks like isn’t the point, it’s what she is saying, which is dead-on correct.


37 posted on 04/15/2008 11:13:26 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: LowTaxesEqualProsperity

Think about this:

Is there ANY freedom, not connected to sexual behavior, that they actually support?

NO.

On another note, if the Islamists punish this woman, perhaps that’ll make the rest of the frogs wake the f’ up!


38 posted on 04/15/2008 11:14:14 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: forkinsocket

http://s277.photobucket.com/albums/kk47/trappedinnj/?action=view&current=bardot1.jpg";


39 posted on 04/15/2008 11:17:47 AM PDT by trappedinnj (Missing Something)
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To: forkinsocket
NOT GUILTY!

40 posted on 04/15/2008 11:17:58 AM PDT by evets
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To: forkinsocket

The truth is its best defense.


41 posted on 04/15/2008 11:18:35 AM PDT by sono (Get your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty libs! (RIP Charlton Heston))
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To: forkinsocket

The French are fried.....

America... you’d BETTER NOT let this happen anywhere here.


42 posted on 04/15/2008 11:19:26 AM PDT by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Please visit for latest on DPRK/Russia/China/et al.)
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To: Sue Perkick
Coming soon to a country near you

My thoughts exactly. How sobering.

43 posted on 04/15/2008 11:21:34 AM PDT by taraytarah (Tagline Site Under Construction)
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To: sono

Ah, you would think so,

but a judge in Australia ruled in a case about “religious intolerance”

that the defendent wasn’t allowed to read the Koran in court as his defense,

because that, in and of itself, was religiously intolerant.


44 posted on 04/15/2008 11:23:00 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: forkinsocket

This is enough to make me forgive every stupid thing she ever said about the seal hunt.


45 posted on 04/15/2008 11:27:42 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (TSA and DHS are jobs programs for people who are not smart enough to flip burgers)
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To: EggsAckley
Saw her in the outdoor food market in San Tropez in 1978 and couldn't believe it was her due to her appearance. She refused our cameraman allowance to film her. She did not age well.
46 posted on 04/15/2008 11:27:44 AM PDT by drdemars (Change your thinking - Change your life.)
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To: MrB

Most “human rights” or “anti-hate” legislation specifically states that the truthfulness of a statement is insufficient as a defence.


47 posted on 04/15/2008 11:29:20 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (TSA and DHS are jobs programs for people who are not smart enough to flip burgers)
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To: avacado
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


48 posted on 04/15/2008 11:29:34 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: forkinsocket

All Americans must realize - for all their hubris and claims to enlightenment, Europe is once again making another swing to totalinarianism, led by the elites. It’s not the Nazi’s, but the will come in a different form of EU bureacracy, political correctness, and forced multiculturalism. It is part of the European fabric of life.


49 posted on 04/15/2008 11:32:17 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: LowTaxesEqualProsperity

Then it’s time for the French to start taking heads again.


50 posted on 04/15/2008 11:35:46 AM PDT by Clock King (Bring the noise!)
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