French far-right author sentenced to jail for inciting antisemitism
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French far-right author sentenced to jail for inciting antisemitism

Alain Soral will spend a year behind bars after insulting a judge and saying Jews “are manipulative, domineering and hateful” online

Alain-Soral.
(Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Author: Torpegiggio)
Alain-Soral. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Author: Torpegiggio)

A French court sentenced far-right author Alain Soral to one year in prison for insulting a judge and making antisemitic comments on Soral’s website.

On the site, which is called “Equality and Reconciliation,” Soral wrote that Jews “are manipulative, domineering and hateful,” AFP noted in its report from Thursday’s sentencing at the Correctional Tribunal of Bobigny just northeast of Paris.

Soral, 60, has been convicted multiple times of incitement to hatred due to his antisemitic comments over the years. His previous conviction was in December in a defamation case. The Paris Court of Appeal slapped him with a £3,400 fine for producing and selling on his website a poster targeting Jews.

“We will continue to prosecute Mr. Soral as long as he makes anti-Jewish remarks,” said attorney Ilana Soskin, representing the International League Against Racism and Antisemitism, which brought the latest complaint against Soral.

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