Skip to comments.France Wants To Ban Comedian From Politics
Posted on 05/06/2009 5:04:51 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala
The French government is looking for ways to bar a prominent comedian from fielding candidates for European Parliamentary elections because of his anti-Semitic proposals. The comedian is on trial on charges of inciting hatred against Jews.
French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala has long been a controversial figure. He is a longtime friend of far-right French politician Jean Marie Le Pen. And he has long been known for his anti-Semitic remarks as an entertainer. Those remarks have landed him in court on charges of inciting hatred.
But now he is taking on the political arena as his leftist party hopes to field candidates for June elections to the European Parliament.
That does not please the French government. A senior member of the Elysee Presidential Palace has told the news media the government is studying ways to legally prevent Dieudonne from running in the elections.
But Dieudonne denies he is anti-Semitic.
In an interview on Europe 1 Radio, the French comic argued France's conservative government is seeking to politicize the issue because it feared a challenge from his leftist party during the European elections. He said he was not anti-Semitic, claiming that Jews were part of his movement. Rather, he said, he is fighting against a powerful Zionist lobby.
Anti-Semitism strikes a particularly sensitive chord here. France is home to western Europe's largest Jewish community, and its largest Muslim one. Anti-Semitism attacks soared a few years ago, prompting the French government to increase policing around synagogues and other Jewish institutions.
And another high profile trial opened last week over the torture and murder of a young Jewish man, Ilan Halimi, in 2006.
Many pundits doubt Dieudonne will be barred from running in the elections, but it is up to the French judiciary to make that decision.
Is it too late to ban comediens from Minn. from holding office here?
for ways to bar a prominent comedian from fielding candidates for European Parliamentary elections because of his anti-Semitic proposals. The comedian is on trial on charges of inciting hatred against Jews. French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala has long been a controversial figure. He is a longtime friend of far-right French politician Jean Marie Le Pen. And he has long been known for his anti-Semitic remarks as an entertainer.M'Bala M'Bala... yeah, his ancestors all came from Burgundy, well, what we like to call Southern Burgundy. Extreme Southern Burgundy...
“France Wants To Ban Comedian From Politics”
Ahhhh, doesn’t that mean there’ll be no politicians?????
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Dieudonne is the perfect example of the marriage of militant Islam and the fascism of the xenophobic ultra nationalistic anti-Semitism of Jean-Marie le Pen.
Dieudonne is about as French as French Fries or French Toast. He is a hateful creature. One look at his picyture will tell you all you need to know.
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Dieudonne is a national disgrace!
Why not! we have a comedian Al Franken running for..... Oh THATS RIGHT HE’S NOT FUNNY AND NEVER WAS!
Saw this guy in ‘Amelie.’ Sad he’s gone down the dark path.
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