Top court rules against French ‘anti-Semitic’ comic

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday rejected claims by a French comedian that his right to speak freely was denied when he was convicted and fined in France for insulting Jews.

  • simus1

    He should have gone straight into politics.
    Claiming to be a comedian is fraught with difficulties.

    • Hard Little Machine

      He IS involved in politics, he’s organizing an antisemitic party.

  • Tom Forsythe

    Anti-Semitic? So his jokes are clean?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Deport him to Israel!

  • FactsWillOut

    It was Jews who introduced hate-speech laws in the first place.

    • Alain

      You are correct that it was the professional progressive Jews who pushed for hate speech laws, but they were far from alone. They had the company of plenty of “liberal” non Jewish progressives. The problem is that neither group has learned that there is truth in the saying of be careful what you wish for. All such laws are a double-edged blade and sooner or later will be used against them.

  • moraywatson

    Revolting guy, to the sensitivities of many no doubt, but surely not as revolting as those who have aided in the creation of the European Court of Human Rights.

  • ontario john

    Yeah, he is a real laugh. Muslims are known for their great sense of humour. They are always smiling and laughing when they are beheading someone. And in the news today a Jew was stabbed in Italy. I’m sure it was just a Syrian refugee trying to be funny. I noticed in the National Post website today that a Christian choir won’t be allowed to sing carols at Dundas Square in Toronto. The city says its afraid people might turn into Christians listening to them. That should make the muslims happy that are always peddling their sharia books there.

  • SDMatt

    This fat scumbag should be allowed to say what he wants.

    The real problem is that La France has imported countless numbers of Mohammadans who agree with his sentiments, topping up the inherent anti-Semitism of many French.

    Not a good combination, not a good future for France, not a good future for France’s Jews.

    • Maggat

      A conundrum for sure, all should be able to diss those whom they want to diss. As ugly as it can get it’s far better to listen to rants against ones supposed foes than everyone to hunker down, heads downcast, and mouths shut.

  • Icebow

    Anti-muzz good, anti-Jew bad.

  • Zaba

    Top Court Rules Against French Anti-Semitic ‘Comic’

  • AlanUK

    Partly off topic – but still France.
    The BBC are reporting (22:00 news on Radio 4) that 26 people have been killed and an unknown number are being held hostage in a restaurant in Paris. In addition, there have been reports of at least 2 explosions (bombs?/grenades?) in the football (soccer) stadium in Paris where France is playing Germany. The French President (?) was there but has been taken away to coordinate responses. There may be 3 areas affected, all in Paris.
    Much confusion on the details. This will change and grow overnight. The BBC website is as likely as any to get the up-to-date rumours..

  • Minicapt

    Cancel his convictions; change his stage name to “Ding-Donne”.