Monday, May 29, 2006

Freedom of Speech?

A little more Western hypocrisy for you to digest:
One of France's most popular rappers will appear in court today charged with offending public decency with a song in which he referred to France as a "slut" and vowed to "piss" on Napoleon and Charles de Gaulle. Monsieur R, whose real name is Richard Makela, could face three years in prison or a €75,000 (£51,000) fine after an MP from the ruling UMP party launched legal action against him over his album Politikment Incorrekt.

I thought there was freedom of speech in France? I suppose you are only allowed to speak freely when insulting Muslims. Insulting France, that's another story...

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