France bans Alison Chabloz, citing ‘serious threat’ to society

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France bans Alison Chabloz, citing ‘serious threat’ to society

Convicted antisemite was denied entry after attempting to board a Eurostar train to Paris on Monday

A 2018 photo of Alison Chabloz leaving Westminster Magistrates' Court, London

Photo credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire
A 2018 photo of Alison Chabloz leaving Westminster Magistrates' Court, London Photo credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

French authorities have banned convicted Shoah denier Alison Chabloz from entering the country, claiming she poses a “serious threat”.

Chabloz, 55, from Derbyshire, was denied entry after attempting to board a Eurostar train to Paris on Monday.

A spokesperson for the French Embassy in London revealed the ban was issued last month, telling JN: “Ms Alison Chabloz, who promotes revisionist positions through her own website and her songs containing strong antisemitic overtones, which she publishes on social media and performs in public, including recently on French territory, was issued with a ban on 18 July.

“It was deemed that Ms Chabloz should be regarded as supporting conspiracy-theory, xenophobic, antisemitic arguments, and that her visit to France would, from a public order and security point of view, constitute a genuine, present and particularly serious threat to one of society’s fundamental interests.”

Chabloz was stopped by officers at St Pancras International under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000, but no further action was taken, the Met Police said.

The legislation allows examining officers to stop, question or detain people travelling through ports, airports, international rail stations to determine whether they are engaged in acts of terrorism.

Chabloz has written antisemitic songs posted to YouTube, mocking the Holocaust, including one describing Auschwitz as a “theme park” and the gas chambers as a “proven hoax”.

She was convicted last year of two counts of sending by a public communications network an offensive, indecent or menacing message or material after a trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

She was sentenced to 20 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for two years and imposed a year’s social media ban.

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