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France may ban French comicís show for Ďanti-Semitismí
France 24 ^ | December 28, 2013

Posted on 12/28/2013 8:43:36 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced on Friday that he would try to legally ban performances by French comic and actor Dieudonné, who has frequently been accused of anti-Semitism.

Dieudonné is best known for televised sketch comedy and a one-man show in Paris, in which he professes staunch anti-Israel views that many say amount to hate speech. He has also downplayed the significance of the Holocaust, calling commemorations “memorial pornography”.

“Despite a conviction for public defamation, hate speech and racial discrimination, Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala no longer seems to recognise any limits,” a statement released by Valls read. “Consequently, the interior minister has decided to thoroughly examine all legal options that would allow a ban on Dieudonné’s public gatherings, which no longer belong to the artistic domain, but rather amount to a public safety risk.”

(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: comic; france; hatespeech

1 posted on 12/28/2013 8:43:36 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

sounds like I oppose all this guy stands for....but if a nation has to physically prevent free speech, they are worse than any so called abuser of free speech.


2 posted on 12/28/2013 8:57:32 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

There are certain limits upon speech even in the most democratic societies. What this “comedian” said during his acts was so vile and provocative that it surpassed any civilized boundaries of propriety. Limits on speech is a slippery slope, to be sure, but, in this particular case, probably justified.


3 posted on 12/28/2013 9:08:33 AM PST by Blennos
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To: Blennos

I wonder about this guy’s religion.


4 posted on 12/28/2013 9:25:11 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

how does a young man so ignorant of any knowledge of the subject matter become so sicko that he not only dishonors the memories of the victims... but actually advocates or agitates against their surviving children and grandchildren?

if we could learn how he got “programmed” in this demented manner, we might better be able to protect other young people from a similar fate...


5 posted on 12/28/2013 9:42:28 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Brad from Tennessee

ARTICLE LINK

Dieudonne, 46, Paris-born son of a Cameroonian father and French mother, began his comedy career with a Jewish sidekick in the early 1990s and appeared in several films. Originally active with anti-racist left-wing groups, he began openly criticising Jews and Israel in 2002 and ran in the European elections two years later with a pro-Palestinian party.

6 posted on 12/28/2013 2:31:34 PM PST by Fred Nerks
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