French priest convicted for slur on Muslims
ABBEVILLE: An 82-year-old French priest was fined 800 euros (990 dollars) Monday for uttering derogatory remarks about the Holy Quran.
Philippe Sulmont was found guilty of “provoking discrimination, hatred or violence” for comments he made in a letter to his parishioners in the northern town of Domqueur at the end of 2002.
“The Asiatics proliferate and invade our land, bringing with them an ideology that threatens the whole world,” he wrote. “Indeed I would add there is no such thing as ‘moderate’ Islam. —AFP