France considering banning comedian for gesture

France's interior minister Manuel Valls said his department are looking for ways to ban comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala for repeatedly making the gesture Jewish rights groups have branded the "Nazi salute in reverse."

Dieudonne has been fined several times for hate speech, but he says the gesture stands for anti-Zionism and anti-establishment. In a statement, Valls said:

Dieudonne M’bala M’bala doesn’t seem to recognize any limits any more. From one comment to the next, as he has shown in several television shows, he attacks the memory of Holocaust victims in an obvious and unbearable way.

Read: La Quenelle: Controversial gesture investigated by the FA

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