Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Dieudonné to Perform in London *UPDATED*

Yeah because this city doesn't have enough anti-Semites.

Back in December 2009 SMW wrote about Dieudonné and the funding he received from the Iranian government to make anti-Zionist propoganda. Dieudonné is scheduled to perform in London, this Saturday April 10th at the Millenium Hotel/Conference Centre. According to Jonathan Hoffman 'Dieudonné is a French rabidly antisemitic 'comedian' who does not get bookings in Franceany more because of the antisemitic nature of his "act". Presumably that iswhy he is comIng to London and presumably the promoters of this event do not know that he is an antisemite.'

Well the organizers should fire up their seach engines, where they can read about what they might get from Dieudonné's 'performance.

Time Magazine:
In granting Faurisson a mock award for "unrespectability and insolence" based on the historian's repeated court convictions for denying the Holocaust ever took place, Dieudonné was clearly winking at his own record of anti-Semitic offenses. As part of his homage to Faurisson — and presumably to increase its offensiveness — Dieudonné arranged for an actor dressed as a Jewish concentration camp detainee to come on stage and deliver the decoration. On April 8, French prosecutors announced they would try Dieudonné on May 5 for inciting racial hatred.

He has been convicted for calling Jews "black slave traders"; for claiming that Jews exploit the Holocaust to avoid political criticism in what he called "memorial pornography"; and for slandering a popular French Jewish entertainer with allegations that he'd been a "secret donor of the child-murdering Israeli army."

So I am just wondering if Unite Against Facism will stage a violent protest outside the Millenium Hotel when Dieudonné is there like they did when Geert Wilders was in town? Oh wait, I know the answer: they are probably lining up to buy tickets.

UPDATE: The event has been cancelled.
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.”

Interesting stuff.