French star risks fine, prison over anti-Muslim remarks

16th April 2008, Comments 3 comments

Brigitte Bardot may be slapped a two-month prison sentence and a fine of EUR 15,000.

16 April 2008
PARIS - A Paris prosecutor called Tuesday for former actress Brigitte Bardot to be fined EUR 15,000 and a suspended two-month prison sentence for inciting hatred against Muslims.

In December 2006, the French star wrote a letter to France's then interior minister, Nicolas Sarkozy, claiming Muslims should stun animals before slaughtering them at the Aid al-Kabir holiday.

She outraged French anti-racist groups by saying: "I've had enough of being led by the nose by this whole population which is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing their ways."

Bardot, now 73 and suffering from arthritis, was absent from Tuesday's court hearing. She wrote to the court saying: "I'm sickened by how (these organisations) are harassing me."

She added: "I will not shut up until stunning is carried out" on animals before their ritual slaughter.

Bardot, who has been an animal rights activist for 20 years, already has four convictions on similar charges.

In 2004, a Paris court fined her EUR 5,000 for inciting racial hatred in her book "Un Cri Dans le Silence" (A Cry in the Silence).

The court is due to announce its decision on 3 June.

[AFP / Expatica]

3 Comments To This Article

  • pete posted:

    on 17th April 2008, 14:23:14 - Reply

    Courageous lady! A few more like her and France might yet save their own culture. Mon Dieu! Better to just hand the country over than to provoke anyone, n'est-ce pas? The openly racist bullys seem to be winning this one, as others did once before. Why doesn't this article describe how the animals are slaughtered? Is this not essential for us to know to understand and evaluate the contention here? Or, is this too inflammatory? If I said how a cow is slaughtered by Muslims. would the French cops come to pick me up too? So much for freedom of speech. The Muslims have it, the French don't really. I think I'll stay right here in the US.

    I guess in France, nowadays, the racists are the patriots of previous days. What a true shame it is that after 20 centuries of French culture, so much of it so beautiful, that history and tradition is now being thrown to the wind in order not to offend nutty racist zealots who are the guests there, yet, like any true bigots, seek to dominate everything. Bardot is not just whisteling Dixie. The old, real France is in trouble. Therein once lived people with national pride.
  • Jabba Turk posted:

    on 17th April 2008, 01:02:32 - Reply

    Brigitte Bardot hit it right on!. One can only hope that a piece of shit Allah loving Prosecutor gets raped by a bunch of camel fornicating rag heads.

    Allah Eats Shit!
  • Jason posted:

    on 16th April 2008, 19:22:42 - Reply

    The European governments are their own worst enemies. A french citizen is genuinely concerned about what is happening in her native country by savage foreigners bent on European destruction and France throws her in jail.... WTF