Dieudonne Done in By Jewish Lobby: Shows Cancelled in Montreal
Dieudonne M'bala M'bala is a bit of an odd duck. He's a French comedian and satirist. Born of a White woman from Brittany and a Negro father from the Cameroons, he had a solid middle class upbringing. His humour is fearless and he has run into pressure from, get this, militant anti-racists and the Zionist censors. He has even welcomed revisionist historian Robert Faurisson and former Front National leader Jean-Marie LePen to his performances and invited them to be recognized on stage. He has performed to considerable acclaim on previous occasions in Montreal and Quebec City. He was scheduled for four shows in Montreal this week, Once again Canada's self-styled thought police have decided whom Canadians can and cannot hear. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, successor to the Canadian Jewish Congress, raised an unholy ruckus and Dieudonne's Montreal appearance was quickly cancelled.
The Israel First National Post (May 9, 2012) gave the issue publicity when the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs' letter campaign did not seem to be working. " In Europe, the humour of Dieudonné M’bala M’bala has come to be seen as so toxic that public venues regularly shun him. On Tuesday, pressure from local authorities forced the French comic to scrap a show in Brussels. A performance in March is under investigation by Belgian police as possible anti-Semitic hate speech. Last year, the mayor of Angers in France blocked Dieudonné, as he is known, from using an auditorium there, forcing him to perform outdoors on the city outskirts.
But in Montreal, the city’s largest concert promoter has rented a prime downtown theatre to Dieudonné for four performances next week of the same show under investigation in Belgium. And tickets are going fast. In a letter last month to the promoter Evenko, which is part of the Montreal Canadiens operation, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, questioned why the company was providing Dieudonné wih a stage at the Corona Theatre.
'It is well-known that Dieudonné’s trademark is not humour but hatred toward Jews,' Luciano Del Negro, the organization’s vice-president (Quebec) wrote. 'That is why the French courts have on several occasions found him guilty of inciting hatred.' Mr. Del Negro said established promoters now steer clear of Dieudonné to such an extent that “he is reduced to playing in his own theatre or in obscure performance halls.”
The letter noted that Dieudonné’s current show, Rendez-nous Jésus (Give us back Jesus), has been branded 'a long litany of anti-Semitic comments' in the Belgian press. An article in Le Soir in March said it featured Holocaust denial, slurs against the Talmud and the comment that Hitler was 'a nice boy.'”
Asking a Canadian company to invoke the same sort of brutal censorship policies as France would seem to violate Anglo-Saxon attachment tp free speech, to say nothing of prejudging an artistic performance on the basis of what the French comedian might say.
The National Post story continued: "David Ouellette, associate director of public affairs for the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, said Evenko acknowledged in a letter last week that it had made an error in renting its theatre to Dieudonné.
'They told us it was clearly not their intent to offer a tribune to any form of racism or anti-Semitism,' Mr. Ouellette said. 'They pledged that they would be reviewing the process by which they deal with foreign artists like this, that they would be more vigilant in the future.'
Ostracized from the mainstream, Dieudonné now thrives on portraying himself as a victim of Jewish groups and authorities. Announcing the cancellation of the Brussels show on his web page Tuesday, he said the Belgian government 'decided to put its foot down and ban me from the capital at all costs.' On Wednesday, he announced plans to move the cancelled show to another location and accompanied it with a photo of him with the hat and braids of an orthodox Jew.
The letter of complaint from the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs to Evenko was passed along to Dieudonné, and he posted it on his Facebook page, complete with contact information for Messrs. Del Negro and Ouellette. 'Montreal. I’m coming!!!' he wrote. 'Shame on the association below that again today calls the Corona Theatre incessantly to try to have my show cancelled.'
The comments from his fans that followed included a number of anti-Semitic remarks. Mr. Ouellette said he and Mr. Del Negro received 'several threatening emails and hateful messages' after their letter appeared on Facebook.
Evenko said it could not cancel its rental to Dieudonné."
So, Evenko remained committed to the extraordinary practice of honouring a contract.
Well, not for long. In fact, the commitment survived barely 48 hours after the publicity blast. Long-time observers of the tenuous commitment of Canada's business establishment to such old fashioned principles as freedom of speech in the face of negative publicity engineered by the thought control forces of the Jewish lobby might have predicted that the resolve would not last long. They were right.
Today's National Post (May 14, 2012 ) reported abject capitulation to censorship and thought control. "Evenko, the company announced Friday it was revoking its rental agreement with the French comic. 'Due to contractual conflicts, the Corona Theatre has decided to cancel Dieudonné’s performances scheduled for May 14, 15, 16 and 17,' Evenko said in a statement. It did not elaborate on the nature of the conflicts and company representatives did not return messages."
Needless to say the Zionist censors were pleased. The National Post report continued: “'We are satisfied that with this development, Dieudonné and like-minded individuals will receive the message that in Quebec, hateful agitation is not deserving of an honourable platform,' Mr. Del Negro said. 'While we support freedom of expression, we have a responsibility to relegate anti-Jewish rantings and all expressions of hatred and racism to the margins of society.'” They support freedom of expression? Of course, they do but only for themselves and those who think like them.
Another Jewish group long associated with attacks on free speech also was ecstatic: "'We are happy that Evenko and Corona Theatre management have decided to remove the public platform from this individual who spreads racism under the guise of humour, and to recognize that such conduct is unacceptable in Quebec,'Moďse Moghrabi, president of the League for Human Rights for B'nai Brith in Quebec, said in a statement." (Montreal Gazette, May 14, 2012)
Last week Bob Hepburn of the Toronto Star (May 9, 2012) wrote a puff piece about a new institute trying to figure out why there are negative feelings toward Jews, misnamed "anti-Semitism." "When Catherine Chatterley was growing up in Winnipeg, the first serious book she read was The Diary of Anne Frank. ... 'I was in shock,' Chatterley recalls. 'I couldn’t understand how a girl like Anne Frank could be perceived as a threat to Germany.”'
For Chatterley, who was raised in a devout Lutheran home, the famous book sparked a lifelong fascination with the Jewish people, the Holocaust and anti-Semitism.
That fascination has prompted Chatterley, an adjunct history professor at the University of Manitoba, to develop the first academic institute in Canada to focus on the study of anti-Semitism, which she says is a persistent — and in some parts of the world flourishing — problem facing Jews today. 'There is a void in academia, our universities and our human rights discourse” when it comes to the study of anti-Semitism, she said in a telephone interview from Winnipeg, where the Canadian Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism (CISA) is based."
Actually, one wonders why she even claims to seek for an answer. She already has formed a conclusion: "In Chatterley’s view, anti-Semitism is the historic product of the Christian accusation that Jews killed Christ. 'Its origins are theological, which is why it has lasted so long' and is known as 'the longest hatred,' she says."
Instead of blaming the poor Christians, Chatterley might look at incidents like the silencing of Dieudonne. Perhaps, people get fed up when spokesmen for a certain group consistently try to silence people they don't like and control whom we get to see and hear. The Zionist lobbyists are Canada's foremost proponents of censorship. Can you remember the last time a spokesman for Canadian Scots or Icelanders, if there even are such spokesman, demanded that this or that comedian be silenced for saying unkind things about their group?