Skip to comments.Brigette Bardot On Trial For Defaming Muslims
Posted on 04/15/2008 2:19:19 PM PDT by Marie2
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."
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I never thought much about her animal rights business, but she's impressed me with this, especially with her continued "offensive" speech.
She is right!!!!!!!
Even with Sarko, France is still bloody crazy.
She sure is - why is she being prosecuted?
Guess there is no 1st amendment in France. Seems like there is hardly one here either!
I guess she’s not going quietly into a burhka.
Good for Brigitte!
Coming to a a city near you in the US.
Sounds like what several candidates here would love to impose.
Wow, the French will fine you for telling the truth. Not even being Bridgette Bardot will save ya.
Seems that the very fact that she is on trial for saying this proves that it is correct.
Quite a brave woman. More guts than any of the male leaders around the world.
Liberté, égalité, insanité
Did you ever see that joke picture-—babes of Afghanistan. It had all these women in veils and head scarves but wearing bikinis as well. Bardot will not be wearing a burkha anytime soon—even at 73.
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