Thursday, April 17, 2008

Actress Bridget Bardot is on trial in France, for saying some harsh things against Islam. Many countries around the world have such laws where people face imprisonment for speaking against any religion they disagree with. Very disturbing. And look for it to get worse.

How long before we Americans can get prosecuted and face possible jail time for speaking against a religion we disagree with? How long before blogs like this get shut down for the same speech?

PARIS - Brigitte Bardot is back on trial in France, facing charges of fanning discrimination and racial hatred against Muslims.

In a Paris court hearing Tuesday, prosecutors said they are seeking a two-month suspended prison sentence and a $23,900 fine against the former screen siren and animal rights campaigner.

Bardot, 73, was not present for the hearing. A verdict is expected June 3.

A leading French anti-racism group known as MRAP filed suit last year over a letter that Bardot sent to then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, and which was published in her foundation's quarterly journal.

In the letter to Sarkozy, now the president, Bardot accused France's Muslim population of destroying France, and complained about the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha.

French anti-racism laws prevent inciting hatred and discrimination on racial or religious or racial grounds. Bardot has been convicted four times for inciting racial hatred.

1 comment:

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