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Police Investigate False Bomb Threat against Antisemitic Funnyman

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French comedian Diedonne M’bala M’bala complained to police about threats to blow up the theater in which he performs.

The bomb threat was made Thursday against the Main D’Or theater, which Dieudonne operates, in Paris’ 11th arrondissement, according to MetroNews.fr. Police rushed to the scene but found no explosives.

Performances by Dieudonne, a professed anti-Semite and inventor of the quenelle anti-Semitic salute, have been targeted in the past by activists of the Ligue de Defense Juive, the local branch of the JDL.

Last week, six men believed to be linked to JDL were arrested in Lyon for allegedly assaulting two individuals who posted online pictures of themselves performing the quenelle, a quasi-Nazi salute which French Interior Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday was a gesture of hate and anti-Semitism.

In recent months, several athletes in France and beyond were seen performing the quenelle, which is believed to be gaining traction in French society.

On Dec. 28, West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka performed the salute during a match, prompting strongly worded condemnations from anti-racism campaigners.

But Kick it Out, a prominent British organization working to curb soccer racism, issued a guarded statement saying only that it will assist Britain’s Football Association in investigating Anelka’s behavior. Anelka has ignored calls to apologize, saying the salute was a gesture to his friend Dieudonne.

John Mann, chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism at the European Parliament, blasted Kick it Out for not using stronger language.

“Not good enough,” Mann wrote on Twitter last week. “You should be leading on challenging this racism. Your statement is weak and puny.”

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7 Responses to “Police Investigate False Bomb Threat against Antisemitic Funnyman”

  1. How can being AntiSemitic Funny? We have a sense of humor but when Free Speech leads to Hate Count me Out!

  2. Maybe he should change his comedy

  3. He should know there are consequences to his actions. If you poke a lion with a stick, you will get bit.

  4. Here's a joke for him. "I've got good new and bad news. The good news is that a bus carrying anti-Semitic comedians and football players crashed into the ocean and they all died. The bad news is that the bus was half empty."

  5. George One says:

    The guy does not deserve the description ‘ comedian’.
    He is just an anti semite playing to his anti semitic clients.

  6. too bad the bomb is "fake". it would have been nice to see this scum with his head exploding.

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