Skip to comments.Brigitte Bardot on trial for Muslim slur
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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Put on trial for telling the truth about the slow but sure conquest of her country by foreign invaders.
So what did Ms. Bardot say that was untrue?
No one should ever be imprisoned or fined for what they say. Period.
You will submit to Islam, or the liberals will punish you for refusing to do so. They are allies in the destruction of freedom.
The lights are going out in Europe.
>>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!
YOU'LL GET A WHOLE LOT MORE TIRED OF SHARIA LAW, YOU DIMWIT!................
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She gets it absolutely.
Instead of putting her on trial and fining her, they need to start listening to her.
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.
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.
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
ALLAH the God of fools says OFF WITH HER PRETTY LITTLE HEAD!
When will the west learn that Islam is not our friend.
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