Thursday, April 17, 2008

Free speech cost 23,000$ in France

A leading French anti-racism group known as MRAP filed suit last year over a letter that Bardot sent to then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, and which was published in her foundation's quarterly journal.

In the letter to Sarkozy, now the president, Bardot accused France's Muslim population of destroying France, and complained about the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha.


Now I don't really know if Bridget is a racist or if her radical animal rights positions leads her to decry the ritualistic killing of sheep for a Muslim feast, or if she really does fear that a radical Muslim effort to impose shria is taking place.  But the thought that you could be sued for expressing your thoughts in a letter should scare all who respect free speech.

This isn't the first time.

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