Friday, May 28, 2004

He's innocent, but is he funny? 

Meanwhile in France, "[a] comedian who gave the Nazi salute while dressed as an Orthodox Jew on a TV sketch show has been cleared of anti-Semitism by a Paris court. Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala's sketch mocked Israel's policy of building Jewish housing on Palestinian land."

According to the comedian's lawyer the court recognised his client's "right to criticise the policies of a state and not be branded an anti-Semite, even if this state is Israel".

Why "even"? Unless the lawyer thinks that Jews control the policies of other states, too? Seeing the lawyer's French, that's probably not too far off the truth.


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