The Paris prosecutor taking the case stated “We cannot just leave this, justice must be served on this preacher of hatred. I say this emphatically here in the General Assembly.”
Controversial French Comedian Dieudonné has been arrested over comments he made seeming to express solidarity with one of last week’s killer gunmen.
On Monday, Diudonné wrote on his Facebook page, “Tonight, as far as I’m concerned, I feel like Charlie Coulibaly”.
It is was a reference to Amedy Coulbaly who is believed to have shot a Paris policewoman the day after the Charlie Hebdo attacks and was killed by police after shooting dead four people at a Jewish supermarket the following day.
Dieudonne made his controversial Facebook post after attending Sunday’s unity march against extremism. He described the march, considered the biggest rally in modern French history, as “a magical moment comparable to the big-bang”.
A judicial source told AFP that Dieudonné was arrested this morning for being an “apologist for terrorism”.
Dieudonné’s notorious brand of comedy and provocation made world headlines in 2013 when French footballer Nicolas Anelka was banned for made a “quenelle” gesture.
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