The French comedian and anti-Semite Dieudonné declared in the end of March that he will run for European Parliament in the upcoming elections. Dieudonné, son of a French sociologist and a Cameroonian book keeper, can look back on a long history of political engagement: He run for President in France two times (in 2002 and 2007) and also in European politics dimensions he is not unknown.
He holds very strong relations to , chairman of the conservative right wing and racist (FN), who is currently still member of the European Parliament.
The 43-year-old "humourist" performed a U-turn in his political career. Once an opponent of racism, since 2006 he got convicted repeatedly of aspersion, sedition and defamation, for instance of the French chansonnier . Last December he honoured on a public event in Paris , former professor of literature and a Holocaust denier, with a . The prize was handed over by a man wearing a concentration camp uniform. In June he will run for Parliament in front of an "anti-communautarist and anti-Zionist" party, he declared.