Muslims, she said, are “destroying our country by imposing their ways.” So I guess this fine means either that Muslims aren’t destroying France by imposing their ways, or that they aren’t imposing their ways on France. The first choice looks as if it all depends on your point of view, and the second is a simple question of fact. In any case, there is no “race hate” here: Islam is not a race.
“Bardot fine for stoking race hate,” from the BBC, June 3 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A French court has fined former film star Brigitte Bardot 15,000 euros for inciting racial hatred.
She was prosecuted over a letter published on her website that complained Muslims were “destroying our country by imposing their ways”.
It is the fifth time Ms Bardot been convicted over her controversial remarks about Islam and its followers. This is her heaviest fine so far….