Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Brigitte Bardot on trial for Muslim slur | U.S. | Reuters

Brigitte Bardot on trial for Muslim slur | U.S. | Reuters: "PARIS (Reuters) - 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'."
POLS 354:
Thought crimes are all the rage in Europe these days. Kind of scary, isn't it? President Bush takes a lot of heat for infringing civil liberties, but so far in this country you can still express a dumb opinion (as BB did) without getting hauled into court.

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