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French Court Clears Dieudonne of Incitement

By: JTA

A French court cleared comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala of charges connected to a video in which he called for the release of a man who brutally murdered a Jew.

The Correctional Court of Paris acquitted Dieudonne on Friday in connection with a video what was recorded in April 2010, in which Dieudonne called for the release of Youssouf Fofana, who is serving life for the 2006 torture and murder Ilan Halimi. Fofana and more than a dozen accomplice criminal gang had abducted Halimi for ransom.

In the video, Dieudonne said Fofana’s incarceration “shows the power of the Jewish lobby,” according to a report Friday by Le Parisien daily.

But Dieudonne was let off the hook because the prosecution and police failed to demonstrate that Dieudonne was behind the dissemination of the video — a requirement in prosecutions for incitement of racial hate.

In the video, Dieudonne also said that “Ilan Halimi was lucky” compared to Said Bourarach, a security guard of Moroccan descent who was found dead near Paris after having drowned in a water canal. No one was convicted for Bourarach’s death but one of the theories investigated was that he was drowned by a gang of Jews with whom he got into a fight.

Dieudonne has seven convictions for incitement and owes roughly $100,000 in fines which he refused to pay, claiming bankruptcy.

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4 Responses to “French Court Clears Dieudonne of Incitement”

  1. Adam Green says:

    Sadly… France is ruined and now a shining example of future Europe and possibly the rest of the free west…

  2. French culture is generally aniitisemitic,,Yaahn !!

  3. The rules of evidence are the rules and may not always go the way we want. On the other hand the police were and are vigilant and he has been convicted several times for similar offenses. Let's not overdue the "antisemitic" accusation in every instance and leave the France bashing, it get's you nowhere.

  4. Stanley Blanc says:

    The French have been very anti-Semitic recently so what is this about France bashing? The Dreyfus Affair was hundred years ago and the Vichy French turned the Jews over to the Nazis. The French are a very xenophobic people like the Germans, although the Germans have matured where it comes to getting along with other peoples for the most part during the last 20 years unlike the Russians and the French.

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