Update: Itinerant adds:
“He did 2 shows in London on 10 April, both at 2 Savoy Place (Institute of Electrical Engineers)”
At the time of the 2009 European elections, I wrote about French “comedian” Dieudonné in his political capacity as a leading member of the Liste Antisioniste alongside Far Left-turned-Far Right politician Alain Sorel, who supports extreme Serbian nationalism, and Yahia Gouasmi who thinks there is a Zionist behind every divorce.
When Michael Jackson died, Dieudonné accused the ‘Zionist lobby’ of sucking the life out of him.
Now news comes that Dieudonné was due to perform April 10 in London.
Jonathan Hoffman writes:
Dieudonné has tried to justify his antisemitic comments with claims that Jews were the main organisers and beneficiaries of the African slave trade, and that they remain the main culprits behind the oppression of both blacks and Arabs.
According to new rules introduced in 2008, preachers of hate must renounce their extremist views or be excluded from entering the UK.
Jacqui Smith said at the time:
“Coming to the UK is a privilege and I refuse to extend that privilege to individuals who abuse our standards and values to undermine our way of life.”
Dieudonné does not deserve to enter Britain.
Here he is getting his comic character Jacky (a Jew from a Nazi concentration camp) to present Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson with an award – watch from 3:10:
Responding to the charge of being a ‘negationiste’ (denier), Faurisson accuses people who accept that the Nazi Holocaust occurred of being ‘affirmationistes’, adding ‘et vous écrirez le mot comme vous voudriez‘ (write it as you wish!), making a word play out of the sound ‘tionistes’, which sounds like sionistes (Zionists) – people who believe the Holocaust happened are ‘affirma-Zionists’.
As a result of this stunt, Dieudonné was fined 20,000 euros in late October 2009.
According to the government, the new rules about extremists will:
provide that where an individual claims to have renounced their previous extremist views or actions the burden of proof is on them to demonstrate that this is so and that this has been publicly communicated.
There is no evidence that Dieudonné has renounced his previous extreme views.
Here is a video Dieudonné posted the week after his fine, laughing at the courts, ranting about the “Shoah industry” and introducing his new song ShoahNanas about ‘Holocaust pineapples’, with Jacky playing the maracas:
Here’s Dieudonné’s skit about deported Jews, designed as a critique of the French government’s plans to teach all school children about the Holocaust:
Note in this skit the aggression of Dieudonné’s character towards Jacky’s character and the audience reaction.
If this government is serious about combatting extremism, Dieudonné should not be allowed to enter Britain and perform.