Zemmour’s criminal speech occurred on a popular talk show during a discussion of why French police seem to stop minorities more than whites. Said Zemmour: “But why are they stopped 17 times? Why? Because most dealers are blacks and Arabs. That’s a fact.”
So Zemmour wound up in the French dock, and must now pay $14,000 to five groups that sued him for racism.
Since a typical touchy defensive Muslim on Twitter asked me, “What facts?”, here ya go, Mr. We Invented Algebra:
Jean-Pierre Chevenement, a former Socialist Party senior minister, wrote to the court in his favour. “No doubt Mr Zemmour used overly blunt language but, alas, what he said was not materially untrue.” Police records showed more than 50 per cent of names of young convicts were “of Arab or African origin”, he said.