Comedian fined for remarks on Holocaust

11th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Sept 11, 2007 (AFP) - French comic Dieudonne was fined 7,000 euros (9,700 dollars) Tuesday after he accused Jews of "memorial pornography" for their remembrance of the Holocaust.

PARIS, Sept 11, 2007 (AFP) - French comic Dieudonne was fined 7,000 euros (9,700 dollars) Tuesday after he accused Jews of "memorial pornography" for their remembrance of the Holocaust.

The black comedian, whose full name is Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, made the remarks at a press conference in Algeria in February 2005.

In the same conference he attacked "the Zionist lobby which cultivates the idea of their unique suffering  ... and has declared war on the black world."

A Paris court found him guilty of "complicity to slander a group of persons on the grounds of race, religion or origin."

Last year Dieudonne was fined 5,000 euros for comparing Jews to slave-traders in a newspaper interview. He is appealing against the sentence.

AFP

Subject: French news

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