Feb 3 2014
Not that it ever should have been considering that Islam is NOT a race. But good for the French for making it official.
Riposte Laique via Vlad Tepes It is a very important judgement that has just been given by the Tribunal of Orleans on the 28th of January. A man, aged 44, described by the press as someone close to the ‘Bloc-Identitaire’ was accused of having [written graffiti] on dozens of public places and halal butcher shops, this message: “Fuck Islam.”
The lovers of the French language that we are, can only condemn such words. Why use “fuck”? Doesn’t the French language have the equivalent within its register? But that is not where the essential debate lies.
Found by a patrol, the militant was appearing in front of the Tribunal of Orleans where the prosecutor of the republic was demanding 3 months of prison with alternative sentencing that would be suspended and €1100.00 fine.
Defended by defense lawyer Scipiliti, the accused was found not guilty of the accusation of incitation to racial hatred. The Lawyer managed to make the difference between critique of dogma of a religion, “it is not a provocation to hatred but of legitimate hostility to a religion. If he had written “fuck the pope” or, “Fuck Christianity” he would not be here” …is what he argued.
The good news is he is not-guilty of the charge of provocation of racial hatred. It is therefore recognized that to say “Fuck Islam” is not a crime. Within the crowding of previous judgements, Houelebecq that within all religions, it was islam that was the dumbest.