Reply Tue 3 Jun, 2008 06:13 pm
In my opinion, all people have an inherent right to express any opinion at all, and that includes unpopular opinions. Regardless of whether one agrees or disagrees with her, this development shows that freedom of speech is dead in France. I'm grateful for the American first amendment.

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Brigitte Bardot convicted in race case

PARIS, France (AP) -- A Paris court on Tuesday convicted Brigitte Bardot of provoking discrimination and racial hatred for writing that Muslims are destroying France.


Brigitte Bardot wrote an angry letter criticizing Muslims in 2006.

The court also handed down a $23,325 fine against the former screen siren and animal rights campaigner.

A leading French anti-racism group known as MRAP filed a lawsuit last year over a letter she sent to then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. The remarks were published in her foundation's quarterly journal.

In the December 2006 letter to Sarkozy, now the president, Bardot said France is "tired of being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing its acts."

She was referring to the Muslim feast of Aid el-Kebir, celebrated by slaughtering sheep.

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


http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/06/03/france.bardot.racism.ap/index.html
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Reply Wed 4 Jun, 2008 01:42 pm
Brandon - I couldn't agree with you more; it's not just Brigitte Bardot having to pay a fine, it's also many people going to prison for buying old flags. Just plain having them at home is illegal - a monstrous assault on individual rights of Europeans:

http://www.third-reich-books.com/FLAG201low.jpg


http://www.third-reich-books.com/third-reich-nazi-german-flags.htm
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jun, 2008 01:50 pm
And I'm grateful for the American Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights, which protects the first!

http://www.evlclan.com/ultrastats/web/images/weapons/MOD_M4_ASSAULT_RIFLE.jpg
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High Seas
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jun, 2008 01:53 pm
CJ - that's an old model in that picture! Are you feeling quite well?!
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jun, 2008 02:03 pm
I just liked the image.

http://www.webarms.com/gun%20suppliers/dpms/LR308-24.gif
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jun, 2008 05:08 pm
I'd take it as a favor if you would respect the thread topic.
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jun, 2008 06:20 pm
yeah hes right. when the gov't is out of control you blow all their fascist heads off. plain and simple.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jun, 2008 11:57 am
Re: No Freedom of Speech In France
Brandon9000 wrote:
In my opinion, all people have an inherent right to express any opinion at all, and that includes unpopular opinions. Regardless of whether one agrees or disagrees with her, this development shows that freedom of speech is dead in France. I'm grateful for the American first amendment.

Quote:

Brigitte Bardot convicted in race case

PARIS, France (AP) -- A Paris court on Tuesday convicted Brigitte Bardot of provoking discrimination and racial hatred for writing that Muslims are destroying France.


Brigitte Bardot wrote an angry letter criticizing Muslims in 2006.

The court also handed down a $23,325 fine against the former screen siren and animal rights campaigner.

A leading French anti-racism group known as MRAP filed a lawsuit last year over a letter she sent to then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. The remarks were published in her foundation's quarterly journal.

In the December 2006 letter to Sarkozy, now the president, Bardot said France is "tired of being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing its acts."

She was referring to the Muslim feast of Aid el-Kebir, celebrated by slaughtering sheep.

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


http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/06/03/france.bardot.racism.ap/index.html

So stipulated.
France was never a free society; sad.




David
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