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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Brigitte Bardot Fined for "Inciting" Racial Hatred

I'm sorry but I have a hard time with this.
The French screen icon was convicted by a Paris jury this morning of provoking discrimination and racial hatred over a letter she published claiming that Muslims were destroying France, her fifth race-related conviction in the past 11 years.

Bardot was also fined $23,345 for the letter, which she wrote to then Interior Minister, now President Nicolas Sarkozy, in which she stated, "I've had enough of being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing its acts."

Last time I checked, Islam was not a race. She was speaking about this in the context of the way Muslims slaughter sheep, not about a particular racial or ethnic group. Does this mean she can only criticize Christian religious practices because it's mainly white people? I understand the push against stupid xenophobic tendencies towards immigrants etc. But this is about a animal welfare issues involving a religious practice, not racism.

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