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A French court on Thursday sentenced far-right Holocaust denier Alain Soral to one year in prison for insulting a magistrate and making anti-Semitic comments on his website.

On the site, which is called “Equality and Reconciliation,” Soral wrote that Jews “are manipulative, domineering and hateful.”

Soral, 60, has been convicted multiple times of incitement to hatred over a constant stream of anti-Semitic comments over the years. His last conviction was in December in a defamation case. The Paris Court of Appeal fined him 4,000 euros ($4,500) for producing and selling on his website a poster targeting Jews.

“We will continue to prosecute Mr. Soral as long as he makes anti-Jewish remarks,” said attorney Ilana Soskin, representing the International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism, which brought the latest complaint against Soral.

Soral was also sentenced for insulting a female magistrate, saying he had “never heard so many lies and dishonesty out of the mouth of a woman, and I have known prostitutes.”

The sentence marks the first serious punishment for the far-right provocateur, according to Richard Malka, an attorney representing the magistrate.

The French Union of Jewish Students tweeted praise for the court’s decision Thursday against “this little propagandist of hatred.”

In 2016, a French court slapped Soral with a $13,000 fine and a suspended prison sentence of six months for saying the Nazis should have finished killing the Jews of Europe.

The sentence was over Soral’s Facebook post a year earlier about Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, two anti-racism activists who helped track down dozens of Nazi war criminals.

“This is what happens when you don’t finish the job,” Soral wrote about an article on a state honor conferred on the Klarsfelds by Germany.

A judge found Soral, who has long been a well-known writer on the French far-right and an ally of the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, guilty of “justifying war crimes and crimes against humanity.” It marked only one of Soral’s multiple convictions for minimizing or mocking the Holocaust.

The judge also ordered Soral to pay 5,000 euros, or about $5,600, to each of the Klarsfelds and 2,000 euros, or $2,250, to the International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism, which then too filed the complaint against Soral.

Alain Soral, The Times of Israel 4 Comments [2/10/2019 3:55:11 AM]
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TheCybersmith

Literally Thoughtcrime. The French government is totally fine with people being prosecuted for their political opinions. Do you really think that they won't use that power on their opposition?

2/10/2019 9:14:14 AM

Indicible

@ Cybersmith

Nope, that's called defamation and libel. Check it, there are the same laws in the USA. He insulted a judge he got sued. He spends his time reciting blood libel, which we know for a fact are 1) false and 2) led to slaughters, so he is liable for it. You have a right to express yourself, as long as you accept reponsibility for what you say. Thoughtcrime would be to forbid any expression a priori and only allow for what is aligned with what the government allows. Here, he went through a trial with all the guarantees he could ask for. The European Court of Human Rights has already stated it did not see any issues with the laws in France punishing denialism.
And the day nazis get in power in France is the day we will have to organise a new Résistance.
And some ideologies do not get a pass on the crap attached to them. Nazis do not get to whitewash the fact that their ideology is literally based on murdering everyone who disagrees with them. Tolerance of intolerance is weakness. If we show weakness to the fascists of any ilk, they will only take it as leave to take over.

2/10/2019 10:19:29 AM

Niam

@Cybersmith: Whine some more you antisemite.

2/10/2019 9:35:51 PM

Anon-e-moose

@TheCryingshit

Question: Did Goebbels not only allow, but freely encourage not just opposing opinions but criticism, parody, satire, nay, outright treason against his beloved Shitler?

Or was anything in his Turd Reich's media: radio, newspapers, film etc that was nothing less than godlike worship of that inferior subhuman nothing more than Thoughtcrime...?!

Because unless you're prepared to admit that it was: therefore so much as thinking in a Nazi way post-WWII never had the right to exist in the first place, now you know how it feels. And it isn't nice, is it...?!

Therefore that inferior subhuman club-footed dwarf with a Slavic mistress should have only allowed criticism, parody, satire & outright treason: opposing opinions against Shitler. And not even his 'Fuhrer' had the right to think otherwise but to agree with it.

You know what you'll be admitting if you don't agree that Nazism has no right to exist: not even in the mind. Just ask the veterans of Omaha Beach concerning that matter.

2/11/2019 12:59:10 AM

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