What is now criminal “hate-speech” in France
As reported by VFR’s friend Tiberge of Galliawatch, who is now a contributor at the Brussels Journal, Jean-Marie Le Pen of the National Front has been convicted of racism and fined 10,000 euros for remarks he made about Muslims four years ago. The story comes from La Croix:
Jean-Marie Le Pen was fined 10,000 euros on Wednesday by the Paris appeals court for provocation to discrimination, hatred and racial violence, as a result of his remarks about Muslims printed in April 2004 edition of the extreme right-wing journal Rivarol. The 11th chamber of the court of appeals also sentenced the president of the Front National to 5,000 euros in damages to be paid to the plaintiff, the Human Rights League….Tiberge continues:
Le Pen’s remarks make it all the more surprising that he adopted a phony and almost embarrassingly inept pro-immigrant stance for the presidential election last May, in which he was trounced.LA adds:
Of all the amazing things today, the anti-“hate speech” laws are the most amazing. That a statement like this is called hate speech and criminalized, which means that no frank discussion of the impact of Islam on Europe is allowed, and that there are no mass popular movements in European countries to repeal these dictatorial laws, shows that Europe, as it now is, is close to death. A main effort of European traditionalist and conservative parties must be to repeal these laws.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 13, 2008 02:43 PM | Send