(JNS.org) Legendary Jewish-American singer Bob Dylan has been charged with incitement to hatred in France for comparing Croats to Nazis in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
Dylan was visiting Paris to perform several concerts and accept the Legion d'Honneur, one of France’s highest honors, when he was questioned and charged in the wake of a complaint by the Council of Croats in France (CRICCF), AFP reported.
In the 2012 Rolling Stone interview, Dylan said that the U.S. “is just too fucked up about color. ... If you got a slave master or Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that. That stuff lingers to this day. Just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood.”
During the Second World War, the country’s Nazi-allied Ustasha regime killed hundreds of thousands of Serbs, Jews, Roma, and Croatians who opposed the regime in their own death camps, especially Jasenovac, which has become known as Croatia's Auschwitz.
“If he apologies we will withdraw the suit,” CRICCF’s lawyer, Ivan Jurasinovic, told The Telegraph.