Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Beauty, Brains and Balls

...a combination that intimidates the majority.

Freedom of Speech in France:
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, of constitutional value, states, in its article 11:

"The free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: any citizen thus may speak, write, print freely, save [if it is necessary] to respond to the abuse of this liberty, in the cases determined by the law."

In addition, France adheres to the European Convention on Human Rights and accepts the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights.

BUT: French law prohibits public speech or writings that incite to racial or religious hatred, as well as those that deny the Holocaust." (source)

Brigitte Bardot, from as early as 1997 (trailblazing), has been charged and fines five times with "inciting racial hatred" for comments made about Muslims.

"France is home to 5 million Muslims, Europe's largest Muslim community, making up 8 percent of France's population.

"I am fed up with being under the thumb of this population which is destroying us, destroying our country and imposing its acts," the star of 'And God created woman' and 'Contempt' said." (source)

The definition of "incite" is "to stir, encourage, or urge on; stimulate or prompt to action." Expressing one's personal feelings is hardly 'inciting' or encouraging others into action.

In France they can rally and name streets for a Philadelphia cop killer, but God forbid you point out that everyone appeases the archaic and oft barbaric acts of the Islamic community...

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