Philippe Geluck, a Belgian comedian, compared Muslims to mice during the radio show "Europe 1 Découverte", hosted by Michel Drucker. The show, aired Oct. 15, was about cats and also featured veterinarian Joël Dehasse.
The show can be heard here, and the exchange in question is at around 24 mins.
Joël Dehasse: .. two thousand years ago there were no mice, no rats.. Europe was invaded by invasions of mice and rats..
Michel Drucker: .. and then the cat was very useful for chasing away mice..
Joël Dehasse: .. it chased mice and rats and it protected against the plague..
Philippe Geluck: ... at that time Charles Martel tried to stop the mice at Poitier, but that didn't happen...
The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) thinks Geluck had gone too far with his comments. Alexandre Bompard, executive director of Europe 1 sent a message to the CFCM regretting the statements brought into question were made as a joke by the great humorist of great moral strictness and which can shock Muslim listeners.
Bompard assured that Drucker and Geluck are deeply sorry and had no intention of going against the Muslims of France or provoking them. They will explain themselves on the air Monday.
Sources: TVNews Blog, Mosquee Lyon (French)