BB in trouble with the free speech police!!

Bardot fined over racial hatred

Brigitte Bardot is a prominent animal rights activist

A French court has fined former film star Brigitte Bardot 15,000 euros (12,000) for inciting racial hatred.
She was prosecuted over a letter published on her website that complained Muslims were "destroying our country by imposing their ways".
It is the fifth time Ms Bardot been convicted over her controversial remarks about Islam and its followers. This is her heaviest fine so far.
The French film idol, who is 73, was not in court to hear the ruling. (external - login to view)
Is she being picked on, or have others also been convicted??? Did anybody get convicted over the Muhammad comics?
a few short years ago.....
Apparently France's laws are pretty strict on the matter. I thought her statements could be seen as offensive, but I can't imagine the need to prosecute someone in a court of law for it.

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