Wednesday, March 2, 2016

France: Proud antisemitie sues Jewish think for calling him an antisemite

In 1982, soon after a terrorist attack had taken place on Jews in Paris, Siné gave an interview on the radio during which he stated: "Yes, I am anti-Semitic and I am not scared to admit it [...] I want all Jews to live in fear, unless they are pro-Palestinian. Let them die." He later apologised for his comments.

Via Times of Israel:
A caricaturist who used to work for the Charlie Hebdo magazine says he is suing for libel the French-Jewish philosopher who had accused him of anti-Semitism.
Maurice Sinet, better known by his pen name Sine, announced the lawsuit against Bernard-Henri Levy on his website, urging readers to show their support in a petition and “return honor to all those whom this person has spit on.” The petition has received more than 700 signatures since it was posted on Monday.

Levy, who is one of France’s best-known philosophers, wrote in a column that appeared in the Le Point magazine in January that Sine is “a former employee of Charlie Hebdo who was kicked out for his anti-Semitism and racism.”

In 2008, Sine published in Charlie Hebdo a text which implied that Jean Sarkozy, the son of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, was able to avoid blame for a vehicular accident because he plans to convert to Judaism and marry a rich Jewish woman — all unfounded claims that that the caricaturist later said were satirical.
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