French comedian Dieudonne detained entering Hong Kong, blames 'pressure by Israel'

Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, convicted 7 times in France for inciting racial hatred against Jews, has two stand up shows scheduled for Hong Kong cancelled.

By JTA
January 31, 2016 17:13
Dieudonne M’bala M’bala.

Dieudonne M’bala M’bala.. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala was detained as he tried to enter Hong Kong.

Dieudonne was detained Thursday, Variety reported, and his two stand up shows scheduled for Hong Kong were cancelled. His two sons, one a minor, were detained with him.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Dieudonne posted photos of the incident on his official Facebook page.

In a later post he said he had been detained for 15 hours and blamed it on “pressure by Israel.”

He reportedly was expelled from the country early Friday morning and returned to Paris via Thailand.

Dieudonne has been convicted seven times in France for inciting racial hatred against Jews. In November he was sentenced by a Belgian court to two months in jail for racist and anti-Semitic comments made by the French comedian during a show there.

The comic is the promoter of the quenelle quasi-Nazi salute and the term shoananas — a mash-up of the Hebrew word for Holocaust and the French one for pineapple — which he uses to suggest the Holocaust never happened without openly violating French laws forbidding such denials.


Related Content

Britain's chief rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
July 17, 2018
UK Chief Rabbi:Labour guidelines show 'unprecedented contempt' to Jews

By JEREMY SHARON