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PARIS - Brigitte Bardot was convicted Tuesday of provoking discrimination and racial hatred for writing that Muslims are destroying France.

A Paris court also handed down a $23,325 fine against the former screen siren and animal rights campaigner. The court also ordered Bardot to pay $1,555 in damages to MRAP.

Bardot’s lawyer, Francois-Xavier Kelidjian, said he would talk to her about the possibility of an appeal.

A leading French anti-racism group known as MRAP filed a lawsuit last year over a letter she sent to then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. The remarks were published in her foundation’s quarterly journal.

In the December 2006 letter to Sarkozy, now the president, Bardot said France is “tired of being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing its acts.”

Bardot, 73, was referring to the Muslim feast of Aid el-Kebir, celebrated by slaughtering sheep.

French anti-racism laws prevent inciting hatred and discrimination on racial or religious or racial grounds. Bardot had been convicted four times previously for inciting racial hatred.

“She is tired of this type of proceedings,” he said. “She has the impression that people want to silence her. She will not be silenced in her defense of animal rights.”

4 Responses to “Brigitte Bardot Convicted Of Racism For Writing Anti-Muslim Letter”
  1. Matthew says:

    You go Brigitte! I have had enough of the illegal aliens AND muslims too. I just hope that the muslims don’t start asking for the beheading of anyone who makes a stand against their barbaric religion. Thank God for our right to bare arms and use them against hostile threats, those who seek to do us harm by way of pushing their religion and beliefs upon us. Hint hint..

  2. Eddie B. says:

    Want unhtil the UN gets all their “thought crime” legislation passed to stop racism worldwide. Uh…. yeah.

    HATS OFF BRIDGETTE.

  3. melody says:

    The “thought crime” legislation seems like a good idea to a lot of people who will find out the hard way it is not for protecting them.

    It’s just another way of doing whatever they want. Easier to control people if they think you are “protecting” them.

    One thing I don’t like about the internet, you can say something on a public message board then 10 years later it might still be there and somebody could use that as an example of why you should be charged with a “thought crime”.

  4. Angel says:

    Wow…..things are further along than I thought.

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