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  • Le Pen Says as French President She Would Ban All Religious Symbols, Including Kippot

    10/19/2016 5:52:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front Party, vowed that if she is elected the country’s president she would ban all public displays of religious symbols and clothing, including kippot. Le Pen made the statement during an interview on Sunday with France’s BFM-TV. She is expected to seek the country’s presidency in 2017. She heads the third-largest party in France. Le Pen is seeking to broaden an existing law, called the headscarf ban, that does not allow conspicuous displays of religious symbols in public schools to include all public areas. She called the ban a struggle against...
  • France's Le Pen says she would vote for Trump

    07/06/2016 6:41:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 5, 2016 | Dominique Vidalon
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far right National Front party, said in a magazine interview said that if she were American, she would vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. "If I was American I would vote for anyone but Hillary Clinton ... Between him and Hillary Clinton, it is clear that I would choose Donald Trump," Le Pen told the French magazine Valeurs Actuelles. "What appeals to Americans is that he is a man free from Wall Street, from markets and from financial lobbies and even from his own party," she said....
  • Sparks Fly In German Press As Treatment Of Muslims Hits "Gunpoint"

    05/02/2016 7:18:26 PM PDT · by Tours · 32 replies | 5/2/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Europe's conservative, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim tide is rising and spreading at an accelerating pace from nation to nation. First it was the unprecedented ascent and surge in the polls of France's National Front, whose Marine Le Pen has become the leading contender in next year's presidential elections; then there was Austria whose Freedom Party swept the competition in last weekend's first round of the local presidential elections; then over the weekend we learned that Germany's brand new (less than three years old) Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has not only adopted an "Anti-Islam manifesto", stating that "Muslims are no longer...
  • For 2017 French presidentials, economic liberalism is in vogue

    02/24/2016 10:44:38 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-25-2016 | Ingrid Melander
    Lower taxes, fewer labor rules, less state: in a country famed for its attachment to a protective social model, economic liberalism is the surprise trend among aspirants for France's 2017 presidential election. For decades, the French center-right eschewed the free market policies of Margaret Thatcher, sticking to the tradition of a strong dirigiste state and a generous public health and welfare system funded by high taxes. Now a neoliberal economic platform is the one issue on which a growing field of candidates for the center-right Republicans' primary planned in November all agree. This ideological shift is not confined to the...

    12/16/2015 6:10:41 AM PST · by Nextrush · 63 replies
    Marine Le Pen@MLP_officiel ^ | 12/16/2015 | Marine Le Pen
    I haven't been the story yet in English, but French media sites are ablaze because Marine Le Pen tweeted three pictures of Islamic State atrocities six hours ago. This comes less than 24 hours after Le Pen's acquittal on charges of 'inciting hatred' for comparing Muslim prayers in France's streets to the Nazi occupation during World War II. It looks like Marine Le Pen is daring the authorities to come after her again on 'hate crimes'. You will have to open up the content with the posts to see the photos she posted which start with the second post visible...
  • Sarah Palin: My political crush on Marion Marechal-LePen

    12/15/2015 2:10:12 AM PST · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/14/2015 | BBC
    Former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has said she has a 'political crush' on Marion Marechal-Le Pen of France's National Front. Ms. Palin, writing for the conservative news website Breitbart, described the Frenchwoman as a 'clear voice of courage and common sense in a country and continent in need of both'. The young far-right candidate reminded her of Joan of Arc, she said. The FN failed to win control of any of France's regions in Sunday's elections....... Ms. Palin.......highlighted the acheivements of both Ms. Marechal-Le Pen and her aunt, FN leader Marine Le Pen. She praised the younger French politician...
  • French elections analysis: despite its defeat, the far-Right Front National is still rising

    12/14/2015 3:29:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/14/15 | Henry Samuel
    Down but by no means out, the Front National may have failed to clinch a single region in France but it still has the wind in its sails after smashing its previous record in a national election. There is no denying that the result is a disappointment for Marine Le Pen, but her claim that “nothing can stop us” is more than mere hyperbole. The far-Right won 6.6 million votes on Sunday. That is almost 200,000 more than for leader Marine Le Pen in the 2012 presidential elections despite a far lower turnout this time – down 20 percentage...
  • Donald Trump And Marine Le Pen Are Creations Of The Political Elite

    12/14/2015 9:07:14 AM PST · by Marcus · 4 replies
    Capitalist Review ^ | December 14, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    If you listen carefullu, you can hear the muttering of concern and even panic in rooms that used to be smoke filled where the political elites gather to decide the future of nations. On one side of the Atlantic, a mercurial and bloviating businessman and media figure stalks the studios and political arenas of America, saying alarming things. Build a wall on the southern border and make the Mexicans pay for it. Deport all 11 million illegal aliens forthwith. Bar all Muslims from entering the country “temporarily.” On the other side of the Atlantic, a striking, blond woman in middle...

    12/13/2015 9:50:23 AM PST · by Nextrush · 46 replies
    12/13/2015 | Self
    We will soon know around 2pm Eastern (8pm in France) who the winners and losers were in the regional government elections. The National Front is hoping for a breakthrough in northern France led by Marine Le Pen and in the southeast of France led by Marion Marechal Le Pen. The media and political elites in France have pulled out the stops to attack the FN and put it in a negative light. Marine Le Pen has been subjected to hostile coverage as part of the media backlash against Donald Trump with attempts to trash Trump's immigration proposals and accuse Le...
  • Fresh-faced star of France's far right is candidate of steel

    12/12/2015 2:31:00 PM PST · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/112015 | Elaine Ganley
    PARIS (AP)-- She's the youngest French lawmaker and in an election this weekend could become the youngest president of a powerful region.Marion Marechal-Le Pen, 26, is the fresh-faced rising star of the far-right National Front, using a soft touch to deliver hard messages on migrants and Muslims that outdo her tough-talking aunt, party leader Marine Le Pen. The stakes in Sunday's vote for leadership councils in 13 French regions are high. If the two Le Pens win their regions, the anti-immigration National Front will shatter France's current political landscape - and Marine Le Pen will boost her chances in France's...
  • Trump v Le Pen: In their own words

    12/12/2015 1:48:47 PM PST · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/12/2015 | BBC
    With Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen surging in the polls in the US and France, comparisons between the two politicians have been popping up all over the place. "Donald Trump is now America's Marine Le Pen." declared a headline in the New Yorker this week........ When it came to Donald Trump's call for s "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the US" Ms Le Pen asked a television interviewer: "Seriously have you ever heard me say something like thst?"......
  • French Jewish body calls for "mass voting" against Front National

    12/07/2015 5:51:22 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 28 replies
    Jewish News UK ^ | December 7, 2015 | Jewish News UK
    French far-right Front National party president Marine Le Pen The group representing half a million French Jews has called for "mass voting" against nationalist political party Front National following its wide wins in regional elections on Sunday. Conseil Representatif des Institutions Juives de France (CRIF), the French equivalent to the Board of Deputies of British Jews, issued a statement ahead of further voting this weekend, saying: "Go out and vote by the masses to block the FN, a xenophobic and populist party. Do not allow the Republic to fall." The party is anti-Europe, anti-globalisation and anti-immigration, and is often...
  • French regional elections spell trouble for the socialists [Anti-immigration gets huge boost]

    12/07/2015 12:49:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Marine Le Pen got a huge boost in France’s first round of regional elections this week, drawing upwards of 40% support in the northern region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie. Showing some unusual restraint after the initial results were reported, she said her party would treat the result with humility and a profound sense of responsibility. In the broader sense, her “far right” National Front party did far better across all 13 regions than in recent outings. (Mashable) France’s far right National Front won more support than any other party in the first round of regional elections Sunday, according to polling agency...
  • Marion MarĂ©chal-Le Pen: the new wonder-girl of France's far-right

    12/05/2015 12:28:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | December 5, 2015 | Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Paris
    The niece of Marine Le Pen won her first election at the age of 22 and trounced a former prime minister, Alain Juppe, in a televised debate. She is the new girl wonder of the French far right, a glamorous 25-year-old poised to break down many mainstream conservatives’ qualms about casting their vote for the Front National. Since she was elected the youngest MP in French parliamentary history, aged 22 three years ago, while a second year Sorbonne law student, Marion MarĂ©chal-Le Pen, niece of Front President Marine and grand-daughter of its obstreperous founder Jean-Marie, has had the fastest learning...
  • French far-right eyes big gains in high-stakes election(NATIONAL FRONT-LE PEN)

    12/04/2015 2:09:56 AM PST · by Nextrush · 72 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/3/2015 | Ingrid Melander
    France's far-right National Front is set to score huge gains in regional elections on Sunday, redrawing the political landscape of the euro zone's second-biggest economy as it gears up for the next presidential election in 2017. The anti-immigration, anti-Europe party, boosted by fears over the refugee crisis and the Nov.13 Islamic State attacks that killed 130 in Paris, is seen leading in the first round on Dec. 6 in six out of 13 regions, a survey by Ipsos pollsters showed on Thursday. The party, known by its initials FN, has become increasingly popular since Marine Le Pen took over the...
  • French far-right tipped to triumph in post-attacks regional vote

    12/03/2015 8:31:04 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 16 hours ago | Bertrand Pinon, Baptiste Pace
    Paris (AFP) - France's far-right National Front (FN) appears to be on course for an historic breakthrough in regional elections this weekend, with the country still traumatised by last month's Paris terror attacks. The party's leader Marine Le Pen looks set to take the former Socialist heartland in the economically depressed northern region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, while her 25-year-old niece Marion Marechal-Le Pen is ahead in the race for the vast southeastern region that includes the French Riviera. The anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant FN -- which has never before controlled a region -- has been climbing in the polls since 130 people were...
  • Donald Trump Is Our Jean-Marie Le Pen

    11/27/2015 3:51:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 27, 2015 | Barrett Holmes Pitner, politics and race-and-culture journalist based in Washington, DC.
    Compare their quotes; uncanny. But there’s more to it than that. We may be entering a post-two party era. Guess who could start a new one? The continued radicalization of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has quickly become a movement centered on the fear and anxiety of foreign or non-white American bodies, and the hate-filled propaganda and lies that sustain it. He is coalescing his own American far-right political party with roots in white supremacy and neo-Nazi movements. He is copying the modus operandi of the resurgent far-right movements that are sweeping across Europe. He is becoming America’s own Le Pen—Marine...
  • Right-wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen wants guillotine reintroduced for terrorists

    11/22/2015 6:34:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/21/15 | William Watkinson
    The founder of France's right-wing National Front (NF), Jean Marie Le Pen, has urged the nation to reintroduce the death penalty – with decapitation. As France begins to patch the wounds inflicted by Islamic State (Isis) militants on its streets last Friday, the controversial 87-year-old has called on the nation to think about reintroducing the guillotine.Last Friday, 130 people were murdered in co-ordinated attacks in Paris and in the week following several arrests have been made by French, Belgian and Turkish police across Europe. IS themselves have previously beheaded journalists, aid workers and soldiers in an attempt to shock the...
  • After Paris Attacks, a Political Leader Wants to Bring Back This Medieval Execution for Jihadists

    11/22/2015 11:17:17 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 131 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | November 21, 2015 | JUSTEN CHARTERS
    After Paris Attacks, a Political Leader Wants to Bring Back This Medieval Execution for Jihadists The terrorist attacks in Paris have prompted one political leader to call for turning back the clock to more medieval forms of execution. The leader, Jean Marie Le Pen, who founded France's most popular far-right party, doesn't think that current solutions to fight terrorism are panning out for his countrymen. Newsweek reported on what Le Pen suggests they do instead: The founder of France's far-right National Front (FN) Jean Marie Le Pen urged France to reinstate the death penalty and commit convicted terrorists to the...
  • French President Francois Hollande Welcomes Refugees Despite Paris Attack (30,000 in next 2 years)

    11/18/2015 8:23:44 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 48 replies
    French President Francois Hollande today promised that 'France will remain a country of freedom,' defending his decision to honor a commitment to accept migrants and refugees despite Friday’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. ... In the same spirit, he added, '30,000 refugees will be welcomed over the next two years. Our country has the duty to respect this commitment,' explaining that they will undergo vigorous security checks.
  • French President Francois Hollande Still Welcomes Refugees Despite Paris Attack

    11/18/2015 8:18:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/18/2015
    French President Francois Hollande today promised that "France will remain a country of freedom," defending his decision to honor a commitment to accept migrants and refugees despite Friday's deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. “Life should resume fully,” Hollande told a gathering of the country's mayors, who gave him a standing ovation. “What would France be without its museums, without its terraces, its concerts, its sports competitions? "France should remain as it is. Our duty is to carry on our lives." In the same spirit, he added, "30,000 refugees will be welcomed over the next two years. Our country has the...
  • French Conservatives Attempt to make Big Move on Guns to Combat Radical Islam

    11/15/2015 8:12:43 AM PST · by · 15 replies
    YOUNG CONSERVATIVES ^ | November 14, 2015 8:35 pm | John S. Roberts
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of Front Nationale Party in France, is doing very well in the polls ahead of the country’s 2017 presidential election, and she’s looking into something that will make the citizens of her country much more safe
 From Zero Hedge via GP: If there is one ‘winner’ from last night’s terrible events in Paris, it is France’s anti-EU, anti-immigration far-right wing Front Nationale party leader Marine Le Pen. Having already ascended to the lead in yet another poll ahead of France’s 2017 elections, Le Pen came out swinging this morning call for France to “re-arm itself,”...
  • Far Right Forms Coalition in European Parliament

    11/07/2015 10:44:52 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 16, 2015 | Kim Willsher
    France's National Front announced Tuesday it had formed a new far-right bloc in the European Parliament that will qualify for up to nearly $20 million in funding over the next four years. Marine Le Pen, leader of the FN, said the group would be called Europe of Nations and Freedoms. Her allies share Le Pen's desire to curb immigration and the influence of Islam in Europe -- a concern that critics have described as xenophobic. They include the Dutch Party for Freedom, the Freedom Party of Austria, Italy's Lega Nord and Vlaams Belang from Belgium as well as lawmakers from...
  • France's Le Pen to go on trial for anti-Muslim remarks

    09/25/2015 3:16:40 PM PDT · by mojito · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/22/2015 | Gerard Bon
    French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen will go on trial for comparing Muslim street prayers to wartime Nazi occupation, party officials and the prosecutor's office said on Tuesday. Le Pen, whom polls see likely to win a regional election in northern France in December, has widened the National Front's appeal since she took its helm in 2011 by expelling extremists and cracking down on anti-Semitism. But the party also thrives on concerns over immigration and radical Islam. In a meeting in 2010, Le Pen criticised Muslims praying in the streets when mosques are full. [....] Le Pen had told...
  • French National Front leader Marine Le Pen visits Moscow

    05/26/2015 9:26:18 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 2 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | May. 26, 2015 | Agence France Presse
    MOSCOW: The leader of France's far-right National Front, Marine Le Pen, visited Moscow Tuesday for talks with the speaker of the lower house that were closed to press. Le Pen previously met the speaker Sergei Naryshkin, Russia's fourth most important official and a member of the ruling United Russia party, in April last year. Le Pen's party in November came under fire for taking out a 9 million euro loan with a Russian bank. Russia has sought to cosy up to European politicians who have criticized the European Union for imposing sanctions on Moscow over its actions in Ukraine, including...
  • ‘Democratic Union for French Muslims’ set to Contest Elections in France

    02/22/2015 7:38:55 AM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb. 22, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A Muslim political party will be contesting seats at next month’s regional elections in France, standing on a platform which includes promises to expand the halal industry and allow girls to wear the burqa. Critics have called the Democratic Union for French Muslims a “catastrophe”, claiming that it flies in the face of France’s secular history, but it’s founder insists that his party promotes religious tolerance. 10 percent of the French population is Muslim, giving the party a potential support base of around 6 million voters. “Muslims don’t feel well served by any of the traditional parties,” the party’s founder,...
  • Madonna decries French anti-Semitism: ‘It feels like Nazi Germany’

    03/01/2015 11:30:29 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/01/2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Madonna claimed Friday that the anti-Semitism in France and elsewhere in Europe has become so bad that “it feels like Nazi Germany.” Speaking to French radio station Europe 1, the 56-year-old singer lamented that France was once a country “that embraced everyone and encouraged freedom in every way, shape or form,” Us Magazine reported.
  • French PM warns far-right could win 2017 vote

    03/08/2015 8:03:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies ^ | 08 Mar 2015 16:41 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned Sunday that the far-right Front National (FN) party could win the next presidential election in 2017, saying their policies were a “disaster” for the country. “Do you not think that a FN which wins 25 percent in European elections and maybe 30 percent in local elections… cannot win the presidential election?” Valls said on French television channel iTele. “Not in 2022, not in 2029, but in 2017,” he added. Polls showed that the FN could win an “unprecedented” score in forthcoming local elections on March 22nd and 29th, Valls said. …
  • National Front Set To Be Biggest Party In France As Polls Put Them On 29 Percent (Jews joining)

    03/07/2015 1:06:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | March 6, 2015 | A.B. Sanderson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Having topped the polls in last year’s European Election, Marine Le Pen’s National Front is set to become the biggest party in France with the French Prime Minister accusing the party of wanting to “kidnap France” at this month’s regional elections. The latest polling data, which comes after it was revealed French Jews are increasingly turning to the right wing party, puts the National Front on 29 per cent, four points clear of the opposition UMP and creating a significant gap between them and the socialists on 21 per cent, The Local reports. The country votes on March 22nd...
  • French Leader Warns: Washington Wants War in Europe

    02/09/2015 5:27:44 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies ^ | February 9, 2015
    The leader of France’s rightwing Front National (FN), Marine Le Pen, has called Brussels “American lackeys” over the EU's Ukraine policy. She further accused Washington of attempting to start a “war in Europe” and expand NATO towards Russia’s borders. "European capitals do not have the wisdom to refuse to be dependent on US positions on Ukraine," Le Pen told French journalists on Sunday. "Regarding Ukraine, we behave like American lackeys," she said, before warning that “the aim of the Americans is to start a war in Europe to push NATO to the Russian border." She went on to accuse European...
  • Front National’s Le Pen Consolidates Lead in First Presidential Poll Since Charlie Hebdo

    01/30/2015 8:50:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | January 30, 2015 | Oliver Lane
    A new poll commissioned by French magazine Marianne reveals that if presidential elections happened today, Le Pen would gather the most votes and France’s unpopular incumbent President Hollande would be knocked out in the first round. It’s the first opinion poll on voting intentions this year, and the solid advantage enjoyed by Le Pen and her traditional-conservative Front National (FN) party appears to have been confirmed in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris earlier this month. Front National is the only mainstream French political movement that shows willing to tackle the problem of rising Islamism, and this...
  • Le Pen presses France to condemn 'Islamists'

    01/19/2015 8:16:15 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 1/18/2015 | unknown
    "Let us call things by their rightful names, since the French government seems reluctant to do so," Le Pen wrote in a New York Times op-ed.
  • PETER HITCHENS: The sinister, screeching mob who want to kill free speech (And no, I DON'T mean the

    01/10/2015 11:24:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | January 10, 2015 | Peter Hitchens
    Once again we are ruled by a Dictatorship of Grief. Ever since the death of Princess Diana, we have been subject to these periodic spasms when everyone is supposed to think and say the same thing, or else. We were told on Friday that ‘politicians from all sides’ had lined up to attack Ukip’s Nigel Farage for supposedly ‘exploiting’ the Paris massacre. Mr Farage had (quite reasonably) pointed out that the presence of Islamist fanatics in our midst might have something to do with, a) uncontrolled mass migration from the Muslim world, and b) decades of multicultural refusal to integrate...
  • ‘We vomit’ on Charlie Hebdo’s sudden friends, staff cartoonist says

    01/10/2015 8:23:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies ^ | January 10, 2015 07:55 PM
    “We have a lot of new friends, like the pope, Queen Elizabeth and (Russian President Vladimir) Putin. It really makes me laugh,” Bernard Holtrop, whose pen name is Willem, told the Dutch centre-left daily Volkskrant in an interview published today. France’s far-right National Front leader “Marine Le Pen is delighted when the Islamists start shooting all over the place,” said Willem, 73, a long-time Paris resident who also draws for the French leftist daily Liberation. He added: “We vomit on all these people who suddenly say they are our friends.”
  • After Charlie Hebdo, should French ‘unity’ include the far right?

    01/09/2015 5:50:26 AM PST · by csvset · 8 replies
    France24 ^ | 2015-01-08 | Benjamin Dodman
    The gruesome attack on Charlie Hebdo has rallied the French political class, including the magazine’s former critics, behind the banner of “national unity”. But the leader of France’s National Front says she has been left out. Wednesday’s shooting, in which 12 people were killed, including some of France’s most celebrated cartoonists, triggered poignant and spontaneous demonstrations across France, where many held aloft pens to voice support for freedom of expression. The outpouring of grief and solidarity underscored France’s attachment to a cherished tradition of satirical cartoons that goes back to the French Revolution. It also belied the inherently controversial nature...
  • Marine Le Pen: To Call This Threat by Its Name: France Was Attacked by Islamic Fundamentalism.

    01/19/2015 2:10:00 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/18/15 | Marine Le Pen
    Paris — “To misname things is to add to the world’s unhappiness.” Whether or not Albert Camus really did utter these words, they are an astonishingly apt description of the situation in which the French government now finds itself. Indeed, the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius no longer even dares pronounce the real name of things. Mr. Fabius will not describe as “Islamists” the terrorists who on Wednesday, Jan. 7, walked into the offices of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo, right in the heart of Paris. Nor will he use “Islamic State” to describe the radical Sunni group that now controls...
  • To Call This Threat by Its Name

    01/18/2015 6:54:43 PM PST · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 18 Jan 2015 | Marine Le Pen
    France Was Attacked by Islamic Fundamentalism “To misname things is to add to the world’s unhappiness.” Whether or not Albert Camus really did utter these words, they are an astonishingly apt description of the situation in which the French government now finds itself. Indeed, the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius no longer even dares pronounce the real name of things. Mr. Fabius will not describe as “Islamists” the terrorists who on Wednesday, Jan. 7, walked into the offices of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo, right in the heart of Paris. Nor will he use “Islamic State” to describe the radical Sunni...
  • French far-right 'barred' from national unity rally

    01/11/2015 9:05:31 AM PST · by lulu16 · 79 replies
    The Local France ^ | 01/ 05/ 15
    Despite the French president calling for “unity” in the light of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, an almighty row broke out on Thursday after the National Front were not invited to Sunday’s Republican rally. France’s politicians were not able to show their new found unity for long. Just a day after the Charlie Hebdo shooting left 12 dead and had politicians calling for the country to unite, a row between politicians broke out after the National Front were not invited to take part in Sunday’s rally for “national unity” in Paris. For her part Marine Le Pen was furious that the...
  • Two Members of French Far-Right Expelled Over Laxative Prank

    01/01/2015 4:59:08 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | New Year's Day 2015 | Staff
    Two young members of France's far right National Front have been expelled from the party for spiking the drink of its second-in-command with a laxative, reports AFP. The incident took place while the party's vice-president Louis Aliot, who is also the boyfriend of party leader Marine Le Pen, was visiting the party's Bordeaux offices several months ago, according to Wednesday's report. The deputy secretary general of the National Front, Nicolas Bay, told AFP that three party members sought to disrupt the meeting by slipping a laxative into Aliot's wine glass. Bay accused the trio, who were hauled before the party's...
  • Far-right leaders vow to 'save Europe' at French gathering

    11/30/2014 1:04:39 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies ^ | November 30, 2014 | Benjamin Dodman
    Representatives of Eurosceptic and far-right groups from Italy to Bulgaria gathered at the National Front party conference in Lyon at the weekend to warn France and Europe of a “neo-Ottoman” onslaught of Islam-preaching, benefit-stealing migrants. Digging through the history books, Heinz-Christian Strache, the head of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ), warned that “Arab armies plundered Lyon in 725 and are now busy doing the same in Iraq and Syria”. Strache went on to blast Europe’s mainstream parties for, among other things, stoking “mass immigration, ideological terror, gay marriage and gender theory”. The Austrian far-right leader was one of seven foreign...
  • Marine Le Pen takes poll lead in race for next French presidential election

    08/01/2014 12:37:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies ^ | 7/31/14 | Hugh Carnegy
    High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email to buy additional rights. The growing threat to France’s mainstream political leaders posed by Marine Le Pen, head of France’s far-right National Front, has been underscored by an opinion poll putting her in the lead for the first time in the race for the next presidential election. The charismatic Ms Le Pen has overtaken former centre-right president Nicolas Sarkozy in voting intentions if the first...
  • Euronazis: Who Supports Putin in the West?

    04/27/2014 12:24:21 PM PDT · by annalex · 58 replies
    UNIAN Information Agency ^ | April 26, 2014 | S.Parkhomenko, T.Stezhar
    Euronazis: Who Supports Putin in the West? 26.04.2014 | 22:33S.Parkhomenko, T.Stezhar Full list of foreign observers to a Crimean pseudo-referendum has become public. Names of “friends of Putin” (who doesn’t stop claiming that there has been a “fascist coup” in Ukraine) will make you consider very carefully, who should be called a fascist. Names of “friends of Putin” will make you consider very carefully who should be called a fascist. / REUTERS Back in early March of 2014, two weeks ahead of the pseudo-referendum and annexation of Ukrainian Crimea, in one of the Russian newspapers, a prominent historian and religious...
  • France's Le Pen, in Moscow, Blames EU for New 'Cold War'

    04/19/2014 12:56:39 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies ^ | April 12, 2014 | Alessandra Prentice
    Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front, blamed the European Union for declaring a new Cold War on Russia that would hurt all concerned, Russian media reported on Saturday as she paid an official visit to Moscow. Europe-Russia relations are at their lowest ebb in decades after President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea prompted the EU to impose sanctions on dozens of prominent Russian officials and lawmakers. However Le Pen, along with other Eurosceptic leaders of the far left and nationalist right, believe the original fault lies with Brussels for offering closer ties with Ukraine, a move Russia...
  • Putin's Western Allies: Why Europe's Far Right Is on the Kremlin's Side

    03/29/2014 9:48:21 AM PDT · by annalex · 82 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | MARCH 25, 2014 | Mitchell A. Orenstein
    Putin's Western Allies: Why Europe's Far Right Is on the Kremlin's Side Gabor Vona, president of the Hungarian radical right-wing party "Jobbik," delivers a speech at a rally in Budapest, March 15, 2014.(Bernadett Szabo / Courtesy Reuters) Given that one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stated reasons for invading Crimea was to prevent “Nazis” from coming to power in Ukraine, it is perhaps surprising that his regime is growing closer by the month to extreme right-wing parties across Europe. But, in both cases, Putin’s motives are not primarily ideological. In Ukraine, he simply wants to grab territory that he believes...
  • Marine Le Pen's Worldview: Oppose America, Embrace Iran

    02/11/2014 8:07:19 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 28 replies
    Gatestone institute ^ | Feb 6, 2014 | Peter Martino
    Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National (FN), the most likely winner of the upcoming municipal and European elections in France, held a press conference on January 22, in which she presented the foreign policy of her party, including a passionate plea for France to break off its relations with Saudi Arabia and ally itself to Iran. Sitting next to her foreign policy advisor Aymeric Chauprade, Le Pen advocated that France should sever its links with Saudi Arabia, "America's... ally" and a "dangerous country ruled by extremist clans, who, since the origin of Wahhabism, have but one goal: to...
  • Don’t call us “far right”, says France’s Marine Le Pen

    10/05/2013 1:38:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    France 24 ^ | 10/04/2013 | Tony Todd
    The leader of France’s anti-EU and anti-immigration National Front (FN) said Thursday that she wants to take media organizations who call her party “far right” to court. Marine Le Pen described the term as “defamatory” and “insulting”, and insisted that using it went “against the standards of journalistic impartiality”. The FN, she said, was “neither left wing nor right wing” and simply had radically different ideas from the mainstream parties such as the UMP (center-right opposition) and the ruling Socialists. …
  • Marine Le Pen 'loses immunity' over comparing Islamic prayers to Nazi occupation (France)

    06/02/2013 2:27:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6-1-13 | Barney Henderson
    Mrs Le Pen, leader of the National Front, told a rally in 2010 that the places in France where Muslims worshipped in the streets were "occupied territory". "For those who want to talk a lot about World War Two, if it's about occupation, then we could also talk about it (Muslim prayers in the streets), because that is occupation of territory," she said at a gathering in Lyon. In December 2012, French authorities asked the European Parliament to lift Mrs Le Pen's immunity as a European Parliament member (MEP) so she could be prosecuted. The BBC reports that a secret...
  • Geert Wilders looks to alliance with Front National, other EU parties

    05/16/2013 7:01:36 PM PDT · by annalex · 16 replies ^ | Monday 29 April 2013
    Geert Wilders looks to alliance with Front National, other EU parties Monday 29 April 2013Anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders is looking to form an alliance with other similarly-minded parties, including France's Front National, to fight next year's European elections, the Volkskrant reports on Saturday. Wilders, who leads the PVV in parliament, recently met Front National leader Marine Le Pen for lunch to discuss his ideas for a pan-European approach. 'We think the same about 90% of things, perhaps more,' Wilders said in the Volkskrant interview. 'We also have a lot of points of agreement in terms of immigration.' Many meetings Wilders...
  • Madonna Booed, Called 'Slut' in France, Starts Riots 

    07/26/2012 11:01:04 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 42 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 27, 2012 | Staff
      After performing for only 45 minutes, the pop star incurred the wrath of concertgoers who gathered in front of the Paris concert venue to demand their money back. French fans took Madonna’s “Express Yourself” lyrics seriously on Thursday night when they booed and expressed anger at the singer for cutting her show at famed Paris concert hall l’Olympia short after around just 45 minutes. After Madonna left the stage, fans remained in their seats booing and yelling insults like “salope,” the French word for “slut.” PHOTOS: Madonna's Iconic Career and Life in Pictures Madonna took the stage around 10:15 p.m....
  • Leftists lead French parliamentary vote

    06/10/2012 8:29:33 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 41 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 10, 2012  | ANGELA CHARLTON
    Leftist candidates led the first round of France's parliamentary elections Sunday, according to polling agencies and partial official results, in a vote that is crucial to President Francois Hollande's Socialist agenda. Hollande needs leftists to take control of the lower house of parliament — currently dominated by conservatives — to carry out his plans to redirect France's economy, with repercussions around debt-laden Europe. Conservatives said the Socialists' spending plans could cripple France just as it and other European countries are being asked to rescue Spain. Based on Sunday's first round, polling agencies predict that Socialists and other leftists will take...