French comedian fined for anti-Semitic jibe

March 19, 2015 3:06 PM

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French comedian fined for anti-Semitic jibe

PARIS (Reuters) - French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala was fined 22,500 euros ($24,000) on Thursday for a jibe against a radio journalist in 2013 suggesting that hearing the broadcaster speak made him think of Nazi gas chambers.

Creator of the controversial "quenelle" gesture that went viral on social media two years ago, Dieudonne this week already received a suspended jail sentence for condoning terrorism with a joke about January's Islamist attacks on a satirical magazine and a Jewish foodstore in Paris that killed 17.

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