Sunday, January 12, 2014

France wins battle to ban 'anti-Semitic' comedian

The position of Jews in France today is rather precarious so what this guy says could lead to real harm

A top court in France has upheld the ban on a performance by the controversial comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, a move the government has hailed as a "victory" over anti-Semitism.

The decision comes less than two hours before the comedian was due to give the opening performance of his national tour in the western city of Nantes, despite his lawyers claiming a breach of his freedom of expression.

The ban had been lifted only yesterday by local judge Jean-Francois Molla who said that a perceived risk to public order could not be used to "justify as radical measure as banning the show". However, France's highest administrative court, the Council of State, ruled that the show should be allowed to go ahead.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are all against this decision - right?
The fact that I disagree with him doesn't justify the ban or warrant our support of the ban...