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Forbidden to Laugh

Published on Wednesday, November 11 of 2015 by

By David Merlin

You would think that a Court of “Human Rights” would defend the rights of a Comedian to make jokes with a biting social commentary, Right?

Cartoons about Mohammed are ok, yes.Mocking Jesus Christ is humorous, of course. All France united to protest the Islamic attacks on the iconoclast magazine  Charlie Hebdo. Correct?

Well…..think again. Europe has taboos as sacred as those of ISIS.

Europe’s top human rights court has rejected an appeal by the controversial French comic Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala, saying the right to free expression does not protect antisemitism or Holocaust denial.


Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala

Dieudonne, as he is known, finished a December 2008 performance by inviting a prominent Holocaust denier on stage and then having an actor dressed to resemble a concentration camp prisoner offer him a prize. He was convicted of hate crime charges by a French court in October 2009 and fined €10,000. He lost repeated appeals, and took his case to the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights.

No Luck there either. The Court’s Press release read, “In its decision in the case of M’Bala M’Bala v. France (application no. 25239/13) the European Court of Human Rights has by a majority declared the application inadmissible. The decision is final.”

The Court based its ruling on the fact “that Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala could not have been unaware of the fact that Robert Faurisson was one of the leading advocates of Holocaust denial and that the offending remarks would be both insulting and contemptuous towards persons of Jewish origin or faith” and “The Court thus concluded that Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala had sought to deflect Article 10 from its real purpose by using his right to freedom of expression for ends which were incompatible with the letter and spirit of the Convention and which, if admitted, would contribute to the destruction of Convention rights and freedoms.” My goodness!

The ECHR ruling is even odder given that on October 15, 2015… “In a landmark free speech ruling, the ECHR judges ruled by 10 votes to seven that Doğu Perinçek, chairman of Turkey’s Patriotic party, should never have been convicted of racial discrimination by a Swiss court for saying that the “Armenian genocide is a great international lie”. This despite that the Swiss side argued that denying that a genocide occurred was tantamount to “accusing the Armenians of falsifying history, one of the worst forms of racial discrimination.”

Why would the ECHR judges let someone off who accused Armenians of falsifying history and adamantly allow the punishment of a comedian and social critic?

Why did the Audience Love it?

The problem is that M’Bala M’Bala is black, (his father is from Cameroon) That a black man would be challenging Holocaust Belief undercuts the claim that Revisionism is “racist.” Even worse, Dieudonnée’s growing audiences consisted mainly of young disenfranchised Blacks and Arabs/French. As the ECHR judges noted, “It also observed that the audience’s reaction showed that the anti-Semitic nature of the scene had been appreciated by them.” That is probably not true. The truth is that Dieudonnée is an iconoclast. He has accurately spotted the Great Taboo of Western Society and holds it up for ridicule. The young and disenfranchised loved the see the sacred icons mocked.

In reality, Dieudonnée’s audiences probably has little more knowledge or concern with the alleged history of the “Holocaust” than the Judges of the ECHR who enforce Holocaust Belief. Dieudonnée did not present any political theories or even say anything anti-Semitic.He was busted for having a Revisionist on stage under the smear of having committed a “Hate Crime.”

The Court Missed It

The august Court missed Dieudonnée’s irony of having Robert Foreseen awarded a “prize” by another victim of bigotry. The Professor has been attacked, fined, arrested, stripped of his job and title….he is the modern pariah…punished and attacked for NOT Believing. Of course, if the judges had made the connection between concentration camp inmates and persecuted Revisionist scholars, they would not have been able to reject Dieudonnée’s appeal.

Out To Get Him

Clearly, the French government is after Dieudonnée. In 2013, prime minister Manuel Valls, who was then the country’s interior minister, stated that he would try and ban all of the comedian’s performances after M’Bala M’Bala joked about a Jewish journalist being sent to a gas chamber. The ban on his shows has been upheld by French courts. On 14 June 2006, Dieudonné was sentenced to a penalty of €4,500 for defamation after having called a prominent Jewish television presenter a “secret donor of the child-murdering Israeli army”. On 26 June 2008, he was sentenced in the highest judicial instance to a €7,000 fine for his characterization of Holocaust commemorations as “memorial pornography.” On 8 June 2010, he was sentenced to a fine of €10,000 for defamation towards the International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism, which he had called “a mafia-like association that organizes censorship”.

On 10 October 2012, he was fined €887,135 for tax evasion.

Our advice for Mr. M’Bala M’Bala, stick to ridiculing Christians, Moslems, or Armenians. Holocaust Belief is protected.

The high sounding ECHR “is based in Strasbourg, in the Human Rights Building designed by the British architect Lord Richard Rogers in 1994 – a building whose image is known worldwide. From here, the Court monitors respect for the human rights of 800 million Europeans in the 47 Council of Europe member States that have ratified the Convention.

The Press Release indicates that it was a split decision but the Judges who rendered the disgraceful ruling were:
Josep Casadevall (Andorra), President, Angelika Nußberger (Germany), Boštjan M. Zupančič (Slovenia), Vincent A. de Gaetano (Malta), André Potocki (France), Helena Jäderblom (Sweden), Síofra O’Leary (Ireland). Their individual votes were not released.



  1. Comment by Jett Rucker

    November 11, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Was the NUMBER of the voting released (x yea, y nay)?

  2. Comment by David

    November 11, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    In constrast to the Perinçek case, they did not give the tally of yeas and nays.

  3. Comment by Babs (@Babsjean15)

    November 12, 2015 at 7:40 am

    The problem we have is that revisionism doesn’t neutralize or prevent jewish control and power. jewish power is transparent in all of this. Why can’t people see this?

    Shouldn’t your every article mention that holocaust doctrine is the result of jewish power and control today?

  4. Comment by Bradley Smith

    November 12, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    I understand what you are saying. But that’s a Jewish issue, how they use their power. For the rest of us it is how we refuse to take responsibility for using our own. Those of us who are not Jews are of an overwhelming number greater than Jews, We have our billionaires, are dominant numbers in the professorial class where the history work is to be done, yet we do not do it. I am more interested in the failures of “gentiles” than in the successes of Jews. It’s a point of view.

  5. Comment by David

    November 12, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Hello Babs-
    Revisionism is good for everybody in as much as it clears away many of the
    extremely ugly tales that comprise part of Holocaust Belief.
    There is a Revisionist saying, “Reality was bad enough; why make stuff up?”

    As for the persecution of Revisionists in Europe: The most rabid of the Believers are people like French Prime Minister Manuel Valls or German
    Minister Justice Heiko Maas. Both are Socialists. As the ruling in the M’Bala M’Bala case shows, many Europeans carry some sort of crazy image that Revisionism would, “would contribute to the destruction of Convention rights and freedoms.” That is, many Europeans feel the Holocaust Myth is
    necessary to support the current Liberal paradigm.



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