Montreal’s Evenko and Corona Theatre has canceled French comedian Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala’s show ‘Rendez-nous Jésus (Give us back Jesus)‘ under pressure from Jewish groups lead by pro-Israel B’nai Brith. Dieudonné was scheduled to perform at the theatre begining May 14, 2012.
Dieudonné, 46, is one of France’s top comedians and is very popular in Montreal where he performed five shows in June 2009. Dieudonné proudly call himself ‘anti-Zionist’ but denies being anti-Semitic. He had long collaboration with Jewish Elie Semoun whose cousin, Patrick Bruel, sued Dieudonné for $75,000 for calling him a member of Israeli army. Politically, he admires Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and Iranian president Dr. Ahmadinejad.
In 2009, in an interview with Canada’s Maclean’s magazine, Dieudonné said that he makes comic gigs about extremists among Muslims, Jews and Christians. French Muslims never had problem with my jokes. “The problem is that France is a country that is under the thumb of the Zionist lobby, and because of this the reaction to my words wouldn’t be out of place in a religious state such as Iran,” he said.
In 2009, when Dieudonné announced he intention to run for EU seat – Sarkozy’s spokesperson, Claude Guéant, called on a Jewish community radio station that Dieudonné should be banned.
In 2010, Dieudonné was interviewed by Iran’s Press TV on ‘Face to Face’. Watch video below. During the interview he said that when it comes to criticism of Holocaust, Zionism and Israel – there is more freedom of speech in Iran than in France which is controlled by Zionist Jews.
France is one of 14 European nations where challenging the “Six Million Died” story is considered a major crime punishable with three years in jail or heavy fine. On February 27, 1998, a Paris court fined French philosopher Roger Garaudy 240,000 francs ($40,000) – not 120,000 francs, as widely reported – for statements made in his 1996 book ‘Les mythes foundateurs de la politique israelienne (“The Founding Myths of Israeli Politics)‘.