Jewish group aims to prevent French comedian Dieudonne from entering Montreal

April 25, 2016 04:27

MONTREAL — B’nai Brith in Montreal is trying to block the entry into Canada of French comedian Dieudonne, who has multiple convictions and fines for making anti-Semitic statements against Jews in France and Belgium.

Dieudonne is slated to appear May 11-16 at ten sold-out shows in a 200-seat art gallery theater in Montreal’s east end.

B’nai Brith Canada is filing a complaint with the Canada Border Services Agency, “like any other citizen of Canada has the right to [do]…” organization lawyer Steven Slimovitch told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Montreal mayor Denis Coderre made it clear that the comedian is not welcome.

“When you promote hatred, you promote social division,” Coderre posted on Twitter.

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