Bardot miffs Marseille Muslims

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Brigitte Bardot has sparked the ire of the Marseilles mosque over her remarks that the slaughter of sheep yesterday to celebrate a Muslim feast was 'barbarous', AFP reports from Paris. 'Muslims are not criminals,' said Hajji Halili, the mosque's imam. Ms Bardot condemned the ritual on Sunday, calling it 'a barbarous custom from the dark ages . . . of which the victims are the most innocent of beasts, sheep'. Mr Halili said he prayed that 'God will enlighten the path of Brigitte Bardot'.