Monday, 30 December 2013

Far right "comedian" has UK gig cancelled

The Football Association needs to act quickly over the anti-Semitic actions of footballer Niclolas Anelka who performed the reverse Nazi salute known as a "quenelle". The Times reports that he could face a 5 match ban.

Anelka is apparently a Muslim convert who according to the Times says his actions were in support of the notorious anti-Semitic "comedian" Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala who is apparently a mate of his who has tried to claim his act were just "anti-establishment " not that would fool anyone with an ounce of common sense or decency.

His "mate" who performs under the stage name of Dieudonne has been found guilty on at least three occasions of incitement of racial hatred. Moreover he has given his "performances" on stage with known holocaust deniers and admitted not long after establishing an Anti-Zionist Party of receiving funding from Iran for some of his films.

The attempt by Dieudonne to perform in London has been halted by protests. The Jewish Chronicle reports:

A planned London performance by a controversial French far-right comedian has been cancelled following complaints from the Jewish community.

Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, who was last year fined by a French court for performing an antisemitic stunt, was due to perform in Kensington on Saturday evening.

The Cameroon-born performer has previously stood for the European Parliament as head of the Anti-Zionist Party, which he formed with Alain Soral, a former member of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s extreme-right National Front.

After discovering that he was due to appear in London, campaigners including Zionist Federation co-vice chair Jonathan Hoffman urged the hotel to reject Dieudonné’s booking and cancel the event.

A spokesman for the Millennium Gloucester Hotel and Conference Centre said: “It’s not going to take place. We had an enquiry from someone representing Dieudonné and then recently we had some calls from the Jewish community, telling us what the situation is with him.

“We decided not to pursue the booking and now it will not happen.”

In a separate article the JC reports that:

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls has said he is considering banning the comedian Dieudonné's shows in January over concerns for public safety.

The announcement came following a Premier League football match on Saturday at which footballer Nicolas Anelka, a friend of Dieudonne, gave a Nazi-style salute said to have been popularised by the comedian.

Dieudonné is known to have performed the “quenelle”, a downward version of the Nazi salute, as part of his stand-up routine.

The FA and everybody else must show zero tolerance for this racist and openly Nazi behaviour.

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