I wasn't really sure where to post this (either here or in politics), but I hate the political forum so it goes here:
At the behest of Islamic extremists who take offense and threaten violence at any suggestion that they are intolerant, Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey Socialist Kangaroo Court fines animal rights nut for daring to openly say that socialist economic policies lead to economic disaster and Muslims are responsible for terrorist acts.
Good to know that France’s embrace of liberal values and tolerance has extended into the 21st century. Who knows what would happen if they just allowed people to speak their minds willy-nilly? You’d probably get crazy folks stating with impunity all kinds of controversial, clearly false opinions such as, “the sky is blue”, “basketball players are tall”, and “the French are cowardly opportunists with poor hygiene.”
Of course, Bardot, a well-known nutcase, didn't help herself much:Well, that oughta appease the European PC mullahs!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.
She told the court France was going through a period of decadence and said she opposed interracial marriage
“I was born in 1934, at that time interracial marriage wasn’t approved of,” she said.
“There are many new languages in the new Europe. Mediocrity is taking over from beauty and splendor. There are many people who are filthy, badly dressed and badly shaven.”
I seriously got this weird feeling from reading this thing, like it was a news story from Bizarro World or something. All the parties involved are so ridiculous, a “tolerance” fine is levied for an expression of free speech, and the only thing that doesn’t seem preposterous in the whole story are some of the statements that led to the court action in the first place. It’s like the Keystone Kops fining Inspector Cluseau for saying Charlie Chaplain was goofy after Laurel and Hardy got upset about the comment and petitioned the Kops to do something about it. And the journalist reports it with a straight face.