Alain Soral, a far-right writer, was sentenced Tuesday to a 12,000 euro fine for insulting Farida Belghoul. She had started in 2013 a boycott movement against Farida's school. Farida Belghoul accused her of teaching "gender theory".
Farida Belghoul filed a complaint after Youtube published a video where Alain Bonnet Dit Soral answered telephone questions.
He had previously answered a question about infiltrators to his organization Equality and Reconciliation. He had stated that he would also be able to state that he has had traitors of every stripe... but a lot of it. Of North Africans, there is still a tendency for North Africans to betrayal, no doubt due to their past of colonial submission. Farida Belghoul was mentioned.
The court stated that "the comments made against the civil party are contemptuous and outrageous towards the civil party" and that this is because of Alain Soral's North African heritage. She refers to him as if this was enough to make him a person who can assign him to a degrading position. Alain Soral was also ordered by the court to pay 2,000 euro in damages and 2,000 euro in legal expenses.
Farida Belghoul, a figure from the 1984 Beurs marche who was close to the far right had started the "Day of withdrawal form school" movement against the alleged teaching of "gender theory" in schools.
In June 2015, the "ABCD of Equality", a program to discredit girl-boy stereotypes that was launched in fall 2014 in 600 volunteer classes, was abandoned.
Alain Soral (63) has been convicted 20 times including for inciting to hatred and contestation against crimes against humanity. He was sentenced to three months imprisonment in Switzerland in April for homophobic attacks. However, he opposed the decision and must be retried.