(JTA) – Dieudonné M’bala M’bala was sentenced by a Belgian court to two months in jail for racist and anti-Semitic comments made by the French comedian during a show there.
Dieudonné also was fined about $9,500 by the court in the eastern city of Liege, the French news agency AFP reported, for discriminatory, anti-Semitic and Holocaust-denying remarks made during a 2012 show. He did not appear in court.
He also was ordered to pay for the entire text of the judgment against him to be printed in two leading French-language Belgian newspapers, Reuters reported.
Dieudonné has been convicted seven times in France for inciting racial hatred against Jews.
The comic is the promoter of the quenelle quasi-Nazi salute and the term “shoananas” – a mash-up of the Hebrew word for Holocaust and the French one for pineapple – which he uses to suggest the Holocaust never happened without openly violating French laws forbidding such denials.