Controversial French comedian and notorious anti-Semite Dieudonne M’bala M’bala was found guilty of condoning terrorism following the Charlie Hebdo attack.
Dieudonne was arrested over a message he posted on Facebook.com in the aftermath of the outrage in Paris in January.
He appeared to express sympathy for Amely Coulibaly, who was allegedly involved in a spate of shootings that occurred in France following the attack on the headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Dieudonne denied publicly supporting terrorism, insisting he “condemned the attacks without any restraint and without any ambiguity,” but he has been found guilty of the charge and handed a two-month suspended jail term.
Prior to his arrest Dieudonne issued a statement which read, “Since the beginning of last year, I have been treated as public enemy number one, when all I try to do is make people laugh, and laugh about death, because death laughs at us all, as Charlie (Hebdo staff) knows now, unfortunately.”
Terrorists killed 12, including a police officer, and injured 11 others when they stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7 after the publication carried cartoons apparently mocking Islam.
Diuedonne is famously the creator of the quenelle, known as the modern day Nazi salute.