Wednesday, May 11, 2016
“Professional anti-Semite” Dieudonné denied entry to Canada upon arrival in Montreal.
“Professional anti-Semite” Dieudonné denied entry to Canada upon arrival in Montreal. HT CIJNews.
Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, the infamous French comedian who joked about gas chambers and has publicly denied the Holocaust, was denied entry to Canada after landing in Montreal on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
Dieudonné was scheduled to perform 10 shows at Espace Mushagalusa in Montreal from May 11 to May 18. Radio-Canada reported that passengers on the same flight said that Dieudonné was met by two Canada Border Services agents when the plane landed in Montreal.
After several hours in the customs area, he posted the following message on his Facebook page, hinting that he would have to return to France “But I will return. … I will be in Montreal tomorrow ‘in peace,’ ” he wrote.
Dieudonné’s arrival in Canada came a few hours after a new conviction in France for yet another violation of that country’s hate speech laws. He was previously found guilty of hate speech and handed a fine and a two month suspended jail sentence. According to Canadian immigration law, Canada need not admit anyone with a criminal conviction to the country up to five years.
Dieudonné’s anti-Semitism is well documented and includes inventing the “quenelle”, a reverse Nazi salute, which French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called “a gesture of anti-Semitic hate”. Valls also described Dieudonne as a “professional anti-Semite.”
Avi Benlolo, President and CEO of Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre issued a statement on Tuesday saying: “We are pleased that Dieudonné was sent back home. We hope he is never allowed to return. At the same time, we are saddened that he was invited to Montreal in the first place and despite his racism, he filled ten shows.
Given that he has publicly denied the Holocaust and frequently makes jokes about gas chambers and invented Jewish conspiracies, what does this say about our social environment?” Read and see the full story here.