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January 8, 2014

Speaking Out Against Dieudonne

Update: According to France 24, Dieudonne was taken into custody on Jan. 22 for allegedly assaulting a bailiff who came to collect fines Dieudonne owes for “inciting racial hatred.”

Alongside French government actions to ban performances of Dieudonne’s new show, concerned and responsible officials and civil society leaders are publicly voicing outrage at the behavior of the anti-Semitic comedian and the growing use of the quenelle gesture he invented.dieudonne-speaking-out

The Representative Council of France’s Black Associations (CRAN) issued a statement, saying “For a long time, Dieudonne fought against racism and the far right.… read more

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May 23, 2012

Anti-Semite Dieudonne In the News in France

Update: Dieudonne ran unsuccessfully for French Parliament as the Anti-Zionist Party candidate from Dreux. He was eliminated in the second round of the election, receiving just 1.14% of votes castHis film, L’Antisémite, has been banned from the Cannes film festival for violating the festival’s policy of not “threatening public order or insulting religious beliefs.”

Anti-Semitic performer Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala has garnered some media attention in France since he announced on May 18 that he will be running for Parliament as a member of the Anti-Zionist Party (Parti Anti-Sioniste or PAS) in upcoming elections.

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May 18, 2012

Anti-Semite Dieudonne’s Tour Cancelled in Montreal

Update: Dieudonne’s film, L’Antisémite, has been banned from the Cannes film festival for violating the festival’s policy of not “threatening public order or insulting religious beliefs.”

Four scheduled shows in Montreal by French comedian Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala, whose act routinely includes Holocaust denial, praise for Adolf Hitler, Nazi salutes, slurs against the Talmud and other anti-Semitic language, were cancelled last week by Quebec’s largest concert promoter.

The cancelled shows were part of Dieudonne’s first attempt to seriously promote his first feature film L’Antisémite, released earlier this year, in North America.

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