Bob Dylan Charged With ‘Inciting Hate’ Under French Law

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Bob Dylan Charged With ‘Inciting Hate’ Under French Law

Postby seemslikeadream » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:34 pm

Bob Dylan Charged With ‘Inciting Hate’ Under French Law
By ALLAN KOZINN

To people who follow the pronouncements of Bob Dylan, his comment in a Rolling Stone interview in September 2012 suggesting that American blacks could sense whether whites had slave-master blood “just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood” may have seemed just the sort of vaporously impressionistic, emotionally pointed kind of thing that Mr. Dylan has been known to say for decades.

But to the Representative Council of the Croatian Community and Institutions in France, an organization that looks after the interests of France’s 30,000 Croatians, those were fighting words. Now they have led to Mr. Dylan, who built his early career singing songs that denounced racism, being charged under a French law prohibiting “public insult and inciting hate.”

On Tuesday, Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office in Paris, told The Associated Press that the French government had filed preliminary charges. Mr. Dylan’s last encounter with the French government was just over two weeks ago, when he was awarded the Legion of Honor, France’s highest prize.

The French government must have known that the charges were brewing when they gave Mr. Dylan the award: Vlatko Maric, the secretary general of the council, announced in November 2012 that his group had filed a complaint with the French government. That complaint led to the current charges.

“We have nothing against Rolling Stone magazine or Bob Dylan as a singer,” Mr. Maric told The Guardian. His objection, he explained, was that Mr. Dylan’s comment equated Croatian war criminals with all Croats.

What is the council seeking? Ivan Jurasinovic, a lawyer for the group, told The Associated Press that the organization was not seeking money or punishment, but hoped that Mr. Dylan, who he described as “a singer who is liked and respected in Croatia,” would apologize. A spokesman for Mr. Dylan said that the singer had no comment on the charges.
"This is formal impeachment proceedings," Nader told CNN's Erin Burnett Thursday on "OutFront."
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Re: Bob Dylan Charged With ‘Inciting Hate’ Under French Law

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:04 pm

The odds on that particular Zimmerman giving two fucks about French feelings are pretty non-existent, yeah?

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Re: Bob Dylan Charged With ‘Inciting Hate’ Under French Law

Postby seemslikeadream » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:40 pm

What's the matter with me,




People disagreeing on all just about everything, yeah,


……and watch the river flow.
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Re: Bob Dylan Charged With ‘Inciting Hate’ Under French Law

Postby stefano » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:22 pm

Wombaticus Rex » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:04 pm wrote:The odds on that particular Zimmerman giving two fucks about French feelings are pretty non-existent, yeah?]
No, it's the Croats who are indulging in this particular episode of self-righteous, outraged thin-skinnedness. The French are just enjoying their self-appointed right to censor.

Jeff, if you're still reading - this is what happens when people think it's all right to censor and jail Nazi apologists. Next the Armenians call for censorship, and why wouldn't they? There's a precedent. Now it's the Croats, next it'll be someone else. And soon no-one with any kind of audience will dare say anything interesting. All thanks to the European Left and its utter failure to understand that the dangerous fascists aren't wanking around with shaven heads and Doc Martens - they're sitting in offices wording the control system's legislation.
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Re: Bob Dylan Charged With ‘Inciting Hate’ Under French Law

Postby seemslikeadream » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:13 pm

You may call me anything but no matter what you say



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You’re gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

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But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

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But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
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You may call me Terry, you may call me Timmy
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You’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody
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