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How else can you explain the French?

Where else could a disgusting piece of trash like Windows on the World be honored with a literary prize and 9/11: The Big Lie is a best seller?

Doing a little digging on the content of those books might lead one to believe that French society is open and free for authors to make their case without fear of government intervention, no matter how asshated their premises may be. It's a nice thought, but apparently not true.

PARIS (Reuters) - French actress-turned-animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot was convicted Thursday of inciting racial hatred and ordered to pay $6,000 - the fourth such fine for the former sex symbol since 1997.

The Paris court sentenced Bardot, 69, for remarks in her book "A Scream in the Silence," an outspoken attack on gays, immigrants and the jobless that shocked France last year.

In the book, she laments the "Islamization of France" and the "underground and dangerous infiltration of Islam."

"Mme. Bardot presents Muslims as barbaric and cruel invaders, responsible for terrorist acts and eager to dominate the French to the extent of wanting to exterminate them," the court said.

France's 5-million-member Muslim community is the largest in Europe.

Bardot, who was not present for the verdict, denied the charges in a tearful court appearance last month, saying her book did not target Islam or people from North Africa.

Having never read any of Bardot's work; based on this short article I can neither condemn nor defend her work. It does seem odd though that when outright lies are presented as fact it's fine so long as the target is America, but when opinion is published that does not tow the socialist party line it gets repeated government sanction.

Perhaps Bardot was just transcribing al Queda communiques? That language sounds awfully familiar...

Comments (2)

Though I hate to say it -- ... (Below threshold)

Though I hate to say it -- because some of what Bardot writes about Islam is accurate -- this woman is a crank. She's offended by interracial marriage, fer crissakes.

I have not read Windows on ... (Below threshold)

I have not read Windows on the World, the only exposure I have is excerpted translations. Still, my understanding of its content places it at a certain point on my "crap-o-meter". Rather high on the scale, in fact.
Let us just say that, even if she is offended by interracial marriage (where I would disagree with her), her place on my "crap-o-meter" is much less than for WotW.






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