Anti-Semite Dieudonne becomes a martyr
Anti-Semetic, Jew-obsessed French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala has been sentenced to two months in jail by a Belgian court for being an anti-Semite. A Belgian court says Dieudonne broke the law when he spoke at a show in Liege in 2012.
The Belgian court’s judgement rules that “all the accusations against Dieudonne were established – both incitement to hatred and hate speech but also Holocaust denial”.
Dieudonne is best known for his racist hand-gesture the “quenelle”, a demented Nazi salute. To say he has a problem with Jews is to put it mildly. He portrays Jews as the sum of all and any ills oppressing the goodly.
He’s an arsehat. He comes across as horribly unfunny, a right-on comic for brazenly weak victimhood bigots. Supporters are a mix of the conniving and ignorant, a composite blend of those who deny the Holocaust but think it a good idea.
But he should not a be a criminal for saying something. His is a crime against freedom of speech.
And that should be no crime at all. Let’s not be scared of words.