Occupied France: Court of Appeal Overturns Christine Tasin Conviction for Insulting Islam

A French woman who protested a temporary tent-abattoir set up in a car-park near a hospital to ritually slaughter animals for Eid has had her conviction overturned, after she appealed a €4,500 fine and three month jail sentence for calling Islam a “cesspit”.

Retired school-teacher Christine Tasin, 58, was convicted under an 1881 law after the prosecution argued criticism of Islam was the equivalent of inciting violence against Muslims, and that in addition to the normal punishment of a fine and imprisonment, Tasin should also be stripped of the right to hold public office.

Her subsequent appeal was supported by Dr. Daniel Pipes’ American-based Legal Project, an advisory and funding body established to “protect the right in the West to freely discuss Islam, radical Islam, terrorism, and terrorist funding”, who have also backed Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders after his prosecution for criticising Islam.

  • winniec

    Criticizing ideas and particularly criticizing RELIGION is the very basis of French liberalism!
    We have the right to BLASPHEME, because what is sacred to one may be preposterous and sacrilegious to another. If French people have the right to criticize the Roman Catholic Church, they have the right to criticize Islam.
    If a French judge protects Islam from criticism, he is making Islam the established religion by enforcing the blasphemy provision in Sharia…no one may ‘mention something impermissible’ about Islam.

    • The French are often of two minds on Islam, but on occasion they know exactly what to do. Banning the Burqa was the right thing to do.

  • winniec

    Well done, Christine, for our freedom.

  • Brett_McS

    There have been a few items in the last year that indicate a turning around. Let’s hope it snowballs and becomes what is called a ‘preference cascade’ where the majority of people who sit on the fence finally jump in.

    • I agree, look at Dresden, 17K marching says the tide is turning.

  • “President of the republican resistance, the organizing association of republican sippy-drinks.”

    Good for her, she’s awesome.

  • pdxnag

    Anyone who promotes Islam incites hate by Muslims against Infidels, and instills terror in everyone.

  • John

    It’s amazing she won. If you can convict Bardot, then you can convict anyone.