- It takes a lot for the French to lose patience with their
ageing stars, and Brigitte Bardot, an unabashed fan of the National Front
leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, was given a lot of rope.
- Yesterday the free ride for her tirades against the decadence
of modern society ended after two anti-racist and human rights movements
announced they would take the 68-year-old to court.
- Her latest outburst, a book called Un Cri Dans Le Silence,
attacks Islam, gays, the unemployed, teachers and illegal immigrants, and
calls for a return of the guillotine.
- She says that gays are fairground freaks, teachers arrive
at work with greasy hair wearing disgusting jeans and muddy trainers, and
that "the professional unemployed" don't even want to work illegally.
- She rails against what she claims is the "Islamisation
of France", and after a lifelong campaign against the death penalty,
she says the guillotine should be brought back for those who murder children.
- The Movement Against Racism And For The Friendship of
Peoples (MRAP) and the League of Human Rights said yesterday they would
sue her. Mouloud Aounit, the president of MRAP, said: "We expect justice
to hit her hard. We need a ruling which will dissuade and prevent her from
making further outbursts."
- The former film star, who once shook middle-class moralists
with her libertine lifestyle, said it had been her intention to shock by
"saying out loud what people think to themselves" - a phrase
invented by Mr Le Pen.
- Ms Bardot, who is married to a National Front executive,
Bernard d'Ormale, was last interviewed by Paris Match, at her seaside villa
in St Tropez and the nearby farmhouse.
- She claimed that it was while driving between the two
houses on her way to feed the goats that she realised that "the intrinsic
and fundamental values of mankind no longer existed".
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