ANGERS, France : A French court on Tuesday fined an MP 3,000 euros for saying that Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler “maybe did not kill enough” Roma . The appeals court in the Western town of Angers slapped the fine, equivalent to $4,000, on Gilles Bourdouleix, who is also mayor of the nearby town of Cholet. The 54-year-old was involved in an altercation in July last year during a visit to a field in his commune that was occupied illegally by a travellers’ community. Accused of racism and assailed by Hitler salutes, Bourdouleix mumbled to a journalist that “maybe Hitler didn’t kill enough of them”.
A local French paper carried a report the next day with his comments and the resulting uproar forced him to resign from his party, the centrist UDI.