Brigitte Bardot under fire again for insulting Muslims


Considered by many as one of the sexiest actresses in the film industry during the 50s and 60s, the iconic Brigitte Bardot is best known in her later years as one of the most staunch and vocal defenders of her French homeland and also of the more cerebral endeavor of what it means to be French. Unfortunately for the former sexpot, her nationalistic defenses of her nation and its culture has seen her run afoul of France’s laws against “inciting racial hatred.”

As reported by the news portal on Feb. 20, 2015, Bardot has been charged and found guilty five separate times of speaking ill of the followers of Mohammed. As it turns out, the prosecutor in Bardot’s latest run-in with the nation’s speech censorship laws as not punishment enough. Interestingly enough, Bardot was technically charged found guilty of “inciting racial hatred” despite Islam not being a race.

Paris Prosecutor Anne de Fontette would like to see Bardot fined €15,000 (roughly $24,000) as well as a two month jail sentence. And the former starlet’s crime? Violating French laws against anyone’s private defamation, insulting or incitement against another person or group’s religion. As cited by John Fonte penned in Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or be Ruled by Others? Bardot penned a letter in 1997 to Le Figaro complaining of the “foreign overpopulation” of France by Muslims. For voicing her opinion, the actress turned animal’s right activist was fined €1,500 (roughly $1,700).

In 1998, Bardot was brought up on charges insulting Muslims when she decried “the loss of French identity and tradition due to the ‘multiplication of mosques while our church bells fall silent for want of priests.’” She was again found guilty in 2000 she wrote in her book Pluto’s Square, “my country, my homeland, my land is again invaded by an overpopulation of foreigners, especially Muslims.”

Released in 2003, A Cry in the Silence, Bardot yet again stood before a judge for her “generally associating Islam with the 9/11 terror attacks and denouncing the “Islamization of France” by people she described as ‘invaders.’ She also penned in her book: “Over the last twenty years, we have given in to a subterranean, dangerous, and uncontrolled infiltration, which not only resists adjusting to our laws and customs but which will, as the years pass, attempt to impose its own.”

Not content with convicting her in 2003, the French Republic tacked on a separate charge a year later of “inciting racial hatred” against Muslims. According to the Office of the Prosecutor of the city of Paris, Bardot’s complaint of her personally being “opposed the Islamisation of France” was worthy of a second charge. The fine for that infraction was €5,000 (approximately $5,700).


7 thoughts on “Brigitte Bardot under fire again for insulting Muslims

    1. apparently france doesnt think you should have the right to… retreat like they’re good at until someone has to step in and bail them out because they got over run with muslims who want to cut off their christian heads… bunch of ignorant bastards… it’ll serve them right…

    2. It is a crying shame that a person is not allowed to have an opinion. It seems that some people can say what they choose and nothing is done. When Christianity is deemed offensive to Muslims that is fine. It seems to me that the world is tolerant of everyone but the Jews and Christians. I don’t know of Bridget’s religious views but surely she is allowed to voice an opinion regarding her country and culture.

  1. No wonder French have major issues with “Muslim extremist”. To charge Brigette Bardot for speaking the truth is just outrageous. Unless someone speaks the truth, the consequences are going to be horrendous. Muslim extremist is rife in France & it needs to be dealt with. If you want to charge me with inciting racism, knock yourself out. For a start, Muslim extremist are terrorist and moderates have also been found to be inciting hatred and radiclisation. Ignore this at your own peril. Bridgette is telling it as it is. WAKE-UP.

  2. This Lady has more back bone than 98% of the non-Muslim world. I wish our world leaders were like her. She has all of my respect!

  3. I do not understand why you are against a French citizen? Look at what is going on all around you, and what happened in your own country. She is only standing up for the love of her country with freedom of speech just as the cartoonist did and died for under the hands of Muslim terrorists. Countries United with you against that, but you are bringing charges against her for speaking out. I just do not understand the double standards.

  4. just remember turkey was once a christian state , turned its back on God , became liberal and sexual deviant . In response et al judgement , God allowed satan dominion in that land in the form of the muslim religion .

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