I could hardly believe my eyes when I read an account of a French Muslim woman who's just been found guilty of 'justifying a crime'.
A mother who sent her three-year-old son Jihad to school wearing a sweater with the words "I am a bomb" on the front, along with his name and 'Born on September 11th' on the back, was handed a suspended jail sentence on Friday for "glorifying a crime".
A court of appeal in the city of Nimes, southern France, convicted Jihad’s mother Bouchra Bagour and his uncle Zeyad for “glorifying a crime” in relation to the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11th 2001.
“We have to rule that they (the mother and uncle) knew of the provocative nature of the T-shirt,” said the counsel for the prosecution.
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The court handed the mother a one month suspended prison sentence as well as €2,000 fine.
Jihad’s uncle, who bought the sweater for the boy, was slapped with a €4,000 fine and a two-month suspended prison sentence.
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For his part, the uncle Zeyad, 29 said: “I had no intention of being provocative or shocking people.
“For me the words ‘I am a bomb’ mean ‘I am beautiful’”.
There's more at the link.
If she feels that way about Western society, why didn't they simply deport her right away and save the expense of the trial and appeal? They should have taken her son away from her, though. With a more rational set of foster parents, the boy's young enough that he might have had a better chance at a worthwhile existence. As it is . . .