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French far-right leader stripped of immunity [possible year in jail for anti-Muslim statements]
.aljazeera.com ^ | July 2, 2013

Posted on 07/02/2013 4:12:24 PM PDT by grundle

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been stripped of her European Parliament immunity and may now face charges of racism over comments she made comparing Muslims praying on streets to Nazi occupation during World War II.

If found guilty of inciting racial hatred, she would face a maximum penalty of one year in prison and $60,000 in fines.

In her speech, made in 2010 in Lyon and broadcast in France, Le Pen said that "more and more burkas" were being seen in France. "After that came prayers in the streets... I'm sorry, but some people are very fond of talking about the Second World War and about the occupation, so let's talk about occupation, because that is what is happening here... There are no tanks, no soldiers, but it is still an occupation, and it weighs on people."


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: eurabia; eussr; zerotolerance
This is ridiculous. People should not be jailed for making politically incorrect statements.

Also, Islam is a religion, not a race - so there's no way that her statements could have been racist.

1 posted on 07/02/2013 4:12:24 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Who defined Islam as a race? The Muzzies? (Yep, they did.)


2 posted on 07/02/2013 4:16:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: grundle

It’s not a religion, it’s a political ideology.


3 posted on 07/02/2013 4:17:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: grundle

Not at all comparing LePen to the Little Austrian Corporal but in my opinion this will only make her politically much stronger, a’la Hitler after his post Beer Hall Putsch trial for treason. Make her a martyr and Hollande may have a new Jeanne d’Arc on his hands.


4 posted on 07/02/2013 4:23:53 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: grundle

Any attempt to fine her or to imprison her will just increase the support for her party among the people of France.


5 posted on 07/02/2013 4:24:44 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: katana

Especially since she is telling the truth.


6 posted on 07/02/2013 4:26:47 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: grundle

We’ve pretended for too long that Europe, including the UK, is as much a beacon of liberty as the US. Instead, darkness has already overtaken Europe already and it is encroaching on the US.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 4:30:48 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Correct. Soon coming to America....Europe is just a preview.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 4:35:29 PM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck, with 2014 House majority, he will be a dangerously socialist!)
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To: grundle
To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.
--Voltaire
9 posted on 07/02/2013 4:37:34 PM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Animal Farm meets 1984 in A Brave New World. Crony capitalism, chaos and control.)
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To: grundle

Just what is so mesmerizing to politicians across the entire western hemisphere, that they’re bending over backwards to accomodate a violent belief system that was responsible for the deaths of over 3,000 people due to a plot to fly passenger jets into skyscrapers? What’s in it for them?

I just do not see the upside from any perspective and I’m usually pretty adept at mentally stepping into someone else’s shoes for a moment in order to better understand.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 4:37:47 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: grundle

There is only one way to make this stop.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 4:38:50 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: 9YearLurker
.We’ve pretended for too long that Europe, including the UK, is as much a beacon of liberty as the US

I have come to the same conclusion.

Europe is all about WHO controls the state. Hence the bouncing back between the far right and far left. There is and for the time being, no such thing as Liberty as we in America (used to)define it.
12 posted on 07/02/2013 4:41:43 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: reg45
One would think so and I hope so.

Somewhere deep within the French mind is the memory she refers to.

Cognitive dissonance can be a good thing and that memory contrasts nicely with their growing reality.

13 posted on 07/02/2013 4:43:44 PM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Animal Farm meets 1984 in A Brave New World. Crony capitalism, chaos and control.)
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To: grundle

What a hoot!!!! The frogs are arresting LePen for making anti-islamic remarks. Meanwhile the islamists are demanding that Christianity be stifled and the govt agrees.


14 posted on 07/02/2013 4:49:56 PM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: RegulatorCountry

It’s the power of cowardice. It drives them to indulge the false hope that, if they just appease the enemy enough, he will cease being the enemy and become their friend. He will cease being the enemy all right, but only when they submit fully, and then he will not be their friend but their master.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 4:50:09 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: grundle

Mussies are killing and raping and burning France - but don’t dare say a thing against them. France is acting towards their own people like they did during the German occupation of WW2


16 posted on 07/02/2013 4:50:32 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: grundle

I sure hope I live long enough to see our leftwing overlords swing.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 4:53:46 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: grundle

Ex post facto anybody?


18 posted on 07/02/2013 4:54:03 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: GBA

Happy 4th of July.

19 posted on 07/02/2013 5:22:46 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
Yeah. Good point.

I owe someone here from GB an apology for telling him that, unlike his country, our Constitution would protect US.

And here we are, in obama's second term and the Constitution might as well be used for his toilet paper.

I don't remember who it was, but to that person:

You warned me and I didn't believe you. I was wrong. You were right.

20 posted on 07/02/2013 5:38:15 PM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Animal Farm meets 1984 in A Brave New World. Crony capitalism, chaos and control.)
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To: Nateman

I was wondering about that. If she made the statements when she had immunity, then revoking the immunity later doesn’t change that fact. Unless it can be revoked retroactively ... ex post facto.


21 posted on 07/02/2013 6:26:51 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: grundle

I predict it will become like that here......


22 posted on 07/02/2013 6:29:23 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Sic semper evello mortem Tyrannis)
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To: grundle

Pretty normal for a third world country with no Bill of Rights.... you expected something else?


23 posted on 07/02/2013 6:41:28 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Drug abuse is not a victimless crime ... look at what Obama is doing to the country!)
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To: grundle

There was nothing wrong with the comment before the jump. Amazing that something like that could be punished by prison time


24 posted on 07/02/2013 6:43:22 PM PDT by GeronL
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