French Mayor Bans Oscar-Nominated Muslim Film – Tablet Magazine

Just curious what the standard is for freedom of speech in France.

via French Mayor Bans Oscar-Nominated Muslim Film – Tablet Magazine.

“Timbuktu was premiered last May at Cannes and released in Paris last month. According to its distributor Jean Labadie noted that the movie had already been shown in more than 1,500 French cities “without causing the slightest incident.” Under pressure from social media and the Socialist opposition, Bénisti revised his position, telling Le Monde that Timbuktu would be rescheduled in two weeks and shown in the context of a debate featuring Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders.”

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