Dieudonné M'bala M'bala
(born 11 February 1966), generally known simply as Dieudonné
, is a French comedian, actor and political activist.
Initially a leftist
activist, he has moved to the far right
of the political spectrum of France
, developing close political and personal relationships with the Front National
party and its leader Jean-Marie Le Pen
as well as with prominent Holocaust deniers
such as Robert Faurisson
; however, he claims to be leading a 'justified fight' against Zionism
, and Israel
which he deems racist and oppressive.Bruce Crumley: , Time
, 15 April 2009 Dieudonné has been condemned in court several times for antisemitic
remarks. Since 1997, Dieudonné has regularly stood in parliamentary and European Union elections as a candidate at the head of fringe or splinter parties, and has tried and failed to run for two French presidential elections (2002 and 2007).
Dieudonné was born in Fontenay-aux-Roses
, the son of a sociologist
from Brittany who exhibits as a painter under the name Josiane Grué, and of an accountant from Cameroon
, who lives there now. The godfather of the third child, Plume, is the chairman of the Front National, Jean-Marie Le...