no, but in France hatespeech is not considered as grave a crime as murder. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Wouter
    • 08.09.11 | 20:41 (IDT)

    suspended sentences are quite common in most 'western' legal systems, and are designed to deter future crimes rather than act as punishment. Bear in mind that in many other countries such hate-speech would be protected under the 'freedom of speech' principle, and there would have been no court case at all.

    from the article: Paris court fines Galliano $8,400 for anti-Semitic insults
    First published 15:56 08.09.11 | Last updated 15:56 08.09.11
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