At least the things that Dylan said were true.
Many things that are said about the Serbs and the roll they played in the Balkan Wars are propaganda and lies to serve a larger agenda.
Is it “hate speech” when you’re just stating the fact that the Croatians took the Nazi side during WWII?
I don’t think so.
In fact it’s Croatia’s roll in WWII that paved the way for the break up of the Former Yugoslavia…combined with their old ally, Germany being the first to recognize them as an independent country back when the unrest was just starting.
“Paris (AFP) – Bob Dylan has been charged with incitement to hatred in France after he was quoted comparing Croats with Nazis in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, a judicial source said Monday.”
“Their previous stab at statehood came during World War II with the so-called Independent State of Croatia. The Nazi-allied Ustasha regime killed hundreds of thousands of Serbs, Jews, Roma and anti-fascist Croatians in their death camps.
The most notorious was Jasenovac, also known as Croatia’s Auschwitz.
To this day, the number of people killed in Jasenovac — mostly Serbs — is contentious. Estimates vary from 80,000 according to the Croatian government to 700,000 according to Serbian figures.
Many Croatians fought in the partisan movement, whose leader was Croatian-born former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito.
Since Croatia declared independence in 1991, some groups have attempted to rehabilitate aspects of the Ustasha regime. Its supporters are sometimes seen in football stadiums giving the Nazi salute.”
My lovely cousins’ students made this PSA about the state of libraries in Toronto.
You should watch it.
In fact I think they drew in Rob Ford (in the far right) chipping away at the library system along with other Councillors.