We are all French today? OK. So when do we apologize to Brigitte Bardot, who stood trial in April 2008 accused of saying something impolite about Muslims? Forget the free speech implications. It turns out the 81-year-old woman was correct when she said: "I am fed up with being under the thumb of this population which is destroying us, destroying our country and imposing its acts."
One of the first things Muslims are destroying is free speech. Yes, I understand not all Muslims are terrorists, but not all of them believe in freedom for others and those who don't should be kicked out.
From Reuters in April 2008:
French former film star Brigitte Bardot went on trial on Tuesday for insulting Muslims, the fifth time she has faced the charge of "inciting racial hatred" over her controversial remarks about Islam and its followers.
Prosecutors asked that the Paris court hand the 73-year-old former sex symbol a two-month suspended prison sentence and fine her 15,000 euros ($23,760) for saying the Muslim community was "destroying our country and imposing its acts".
Since retiring from the film industry in the 1970s, Bardot has become a prominent animal rights activist but she has also courted controversy by denouncing Muslim traditions and immigration from predominantly Muslim countries.
She has been fined four times for inciting racial hatred since 1997, at first 1,500 euros and most recently 5,000.
Prosecutor Anne de Fontette told the court she was seeking a tougher sentence than usual, adding: "I am a little tired of prosecuting Mrs Bardot."Prosecuting a little old lady for speaking her mind while allowing 5 million Muslims to invade your country is lunacy, and dangerous as we found out on Friday