Friday, June 06, 2008

Speaking Up and Paying the Price!

Do you remember Bridget Bardot? You do???? Aha, caught you!

Well, the 73 year actress and animal rights activist was just fined $23,000 for making anti Muslim comments. France is home to Europe's largest Muslim community, estimated at five million people.

It seems that she wrote France's interior minister (current President Nicolas Sarkozy) that Muslims should stun animals before slaughtering them during the Aid al-Kabir holiday.

So what is wrong with that? Nothing. But here is what she said that got her fined:

"I've had enough of being led by the nose by this whole population which is destroying us, (and) destroying our country by imposing their ways."

Bardot already has four convictions on similar charges. In 2004 she was fined 5,000 euros for inciting racial hatred in her book "Un Cri Dans le Silence" (A Cry in the Silence).

One against 5 million - great odds.

When will it happen here? Will you be that one?

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