Bob Dylan handed preliminary charges in France over remarks comparing Croatians to Nazis, KKK

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: December 3, 2013 - 6:55 AM

PARIS — French authorities have filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan over a 2012 interview in which he is quoted comparing Croatians to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.

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supervon2Dec. 3, 13 6:30 AM

We do the same thing here against Conservatives but never against card-carrying Liberals. I can't believe a socialist nation is doing this-oh wait. France is broke.

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fwallenDec. 3, 13 6:33 AM

I guess the French dont believe in free speech!

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editor29Dec. 3, 13 7:02 AM

Everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame. Including, apparently, an obscure and late-to-the-dance Croatian community group in France.

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honeybooDec. 3, 13 7:48 AM

Europe sounds like an American university campus with its speech codes and restrictions.

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gemie1Dec. 3, 13 7:53 AM

When the Nazi's tell Croatia that they are being to brutal, that says a lot. This was during WWII, and his comment would be valid, but is it fair to make a statement that seems to reflect an opinion 70 years later and apply it to the population today? Should the people still be seen this way, because of the sins of their great-grandfathers?

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brocklander1Dec. 3, 13 7:56 AM

France used to be a center for democracy and liberty... Now they are censoring a musical legend for comments he made to a magazine in another country. This is scary stuff...

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bwebsterDec. 3, 13 7:57 AM

Who has 'slave master' blood? And if you don't know (or even if you do), how can blacks 'sense' this? Do these anti-racist remarks strike anyone as racist?

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HeyGoodBuddyDec. 3, 13 8:20 AM

I'm not really a fan of what he said, but he has a right to say it. I don't believe that "blood" carries on in beliefs for generations. Some of the attitudes do, of course, but it's not because of genetics. Racism is taught, not bred. Maybe he'll quite playing in France now.

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anewdawnDec. 3, 13 8:33 AM

Looks like France and Croatia just got crossed off the Dylan 2014 World Tour!

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anewdawnDec. 3, 13 8:47 AM

"Democracy don't rule the world, you better get that in your head; this world is ruled by violence, but I guess that's better left unsaid." ....Bob Dylan

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