Dieudonné held after ‘Charlie’ Facebook post
From the French edition of The Local
French comedian Dieudonné has been arrested for being an “apologist for terrorism” after he left a post on Facebook apparently sympathizing with one of the gunmen from the Paris terror attacks last week.
Prosecutors had opened the case against him on Monday after he posted “Tonight, as far as I’m concerned, I feel like Charlie Coulibaly” — mixing the popular slogan “Je Suis Charlie” used in homage to the journalists killed at magazine Charlie Hebdo, with a reference to gunman Amedy Coulibaly.
Coulibaly killed four Jews at a Jewish supermarket on Friday and a policewoman the day before.
The comedian made international headlines in 2013 when French footballer Nicolas Anelka was banned for five matches by English football authorities for using a hand-gesture created by Dieudonné that many people consider anti-Semitic.