Sad and bizarre end to a story you may have noticed a few weeks ago.
That beautiful actress from the 1960’s, Brigitte Bardot was convicted this past week of “racial hatred” in a French court. She is now 73 years old.
The charge: “insulting Muslims.”
The specifics: As an animal rights activist she raised hell about some Muslims treatment of animals, called them “dirty” and cruel, and complained publicly in an interview about Islamic immigration into France. She said she really didn’t like their habit of cutting the throats of sheep during ritual feasts or radical Islam’s cruel treatment of dogs.
Those are her views. Some would agree with them, some would not. That’s what we call Free Speech in America but not in France, where opinions critical of Islam and other religious groups have been made a crime.
This is the 5th time Ms. Bardot has been charged with speaking her mind after complaints to the French government by organized Muslim groups. She was fined $23,000 and given a suspended prison sentence. The cheese-eating surrender monkeys at the Quai D’Orsay should stick what they know, good wine, fine cooking and a lovely language, and leave the oppressive repression to more experienced Fascists.