Film legend Brigitte Bardot was convicted in Paris, France today for racial hatred and provoking discrimination because she wrote that Muslims are responsible for destroying France. A French anti-racism group, MRAP, filed a suit against Bardot for a letter she sent to Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy – who is now the president. She explained her distress due to Muslim Aid el-Kebir Bardot who celebrated by slaughtering and eating sheep.
Bardot is an animal rights activist and feels she should be able to voice her opinion but French anti-racism laws do not allow discrimination on religious/racial grounds. She was ordered to pay $23,325 fine to the Paris court and $1,555 in damages to MRAP. Bardot’s lawyer said there is a possibility of appealing the case but Bardot has been convicted four times prior to this case for racial hatred.
Bardot will not be silenced in her defense of animal rights.