Brigitte Bardot on trial for Muslim slur
PARIS (Reuters) – French former film star Brigitte Bardot went on trial on Tuesday for insulting Muslims, the fifth time she has faced the charge of “inciting racial hatred” over her controversial remarks about Islam and its followers.
Ahem…Islam is NOT a race. The case should be thrown out. -scarlett
Prosecutors asked that the Paris court hand the 73-year-old former sex symbol a two-month suspended prison sentence and fine her 15,000 euros ($23,760) for saying the Muslim community was “destroying our country and imposing its acts”.
Since retiring from the film industry in the 1970s, Bardot has become a prominent animal rights activist but she has also courted controversy by denouncing Muslim traditions and immigration from predominantly Muslim countries.
She has been fined four times for inciting racial hatred since 1997, at first 1,500 euros and most recently 5,000.
Prosecutor Anne de Fontette told the court she was seeking a tougher sentence than usual, adding: “I am a little tired of prosecuting Mrs Bardot.”
Bardot did not attend the trial because she said she was physically unable to. The verdict is expected in several weeks.
French anti-racist groups complained last year about comments Bardot made about the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha in a letter to President Nicolas Sarkozy that was later published by her foundation.
Muslims traditionally mark Eid al-Adha by slaughtering a sheep or another animal to commemorate the prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son on God’s orders.
France is home to 5 million Muslims, Europe’s largest Muslim community, making up 8 percent of France’s population.
“I am fed up with being under the thumb of this population which is destroying us, destroying our country and imposing its acts,” the star of ‘And God created woman’ and ‘Contempt’ said.
Bardot has previously said France is being invaded by sheep-slaughtering Muslims and published a book attacking gays, immigrants and the unemployed, in which she also lamented the “Islamisation of France”.
This is an example of Legal Jihad.
“I am fed up with being under the thumb of this population which is destroying us, destroying our country and imposing its acts,”
Just the fact that Bardot has been brought up on charges of “inciting racial hatred” for stating her mind and well…telling it how it is, is proof of what she says is true. Think about it.
No Islam is not a threat not a threat at all. /sarc
For those who are not familiar with the tradition of animal (slaughter) sacrifice celebrating the muslim holiday Eid. Here are some photos. As the link states they are graphic.
The beauty of the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival as it is celebrated around the world:
Sanitary and oh so hygienic… 🙄 Bear in mind the ritual slaughtering is allowed in certain parts of the west.
The annual slaughter has embroiled health authorities, animal rights activists, politicians eager to join the European Union and religious leaders in a debate that intersects many of Turkey’s most contentious social struggles. It also has ignited arguments that even the most devoted followers of Islam are finding difficult to contest.
“The situation today is totally absurd,” said Abdurrahman Dilipak, who writes extensively on religious issues. “The whole sacrifice has degenerated. It’s like a butcher’s festival. People are taking sheep to the ninth floor and cutting them in the bathroom. It smells, there are flies all over the place, there’s blood going into the water system and street dogs are grabbing the bones.”
Is this what we want in our cities and towns? I am with ya Brigitte enough is enough.
[…]she also lamented the “Islamisation of France”.
Now where would she had gotten such a silly idea?
Facts and statistics? Um..yeah.
They go by the euphemistic term Zones Urbaines Sensibles, or Sensitive Urban Zones, with the even more antiseptic acronym ZUS, and there are 751 of them as of last count. They are convienently listed on one long webpage, complete with street demarcations and map delineations.
What are they? Those places in France that the French state does not control. They range from two zones in the medieval town of Carcassone to twelve in the heavily Muslim town of Marseilles, with hardly a town in France lacking in its ZUS. The ZUS came into existence in late 1996 and according to a 2004 estimate, nearly 5 million people live in them.
Comment: A more precise name for these zones would be Dar al-Islam, the place where Muslims rule. (November 14, 2006)
Nov. 28, 2006 update: For an insight into how bad things are, the police in Lyons demonstrated on Nov. 9, denouncing “violence against the forces of order.” Things have reached a pretty sad state when the police have to demonstrate in the streets against the criminals.
Jan. 5, 2008 update: In a remarkable statement, Michael Nazir-Ali, the Pakistani-born bishop of Rochester, writes in the Daily Telegraph about the situation in Great Britain:
there has been a worldwide resurgence of the ideology of Islamic extremism. One of the results of this has been to further alienate the young from the nation in which they were growing up and also to turn already separate communities into “no-go” areas where adherence to this ideology has become a mark of acceptability. Those of a different faith or race may find it difficult to live or work there because of hostility to them.
Jan. 16, 2008 update: Paul Belien of Brussels Journal provides an update on the ZUS, connecting them to organized crime in a way that helps explain police reluctance to intervene:
Brigitte Bardot dares to speak the truth and is prosecuted for it. The “Islamisation of France” is a reality folks. Islam loves to take away our basic freedom of speech. Get used to it, it is all downhill from here. Unless some drastic measures are taken and soon.