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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...
  • Kalashnikov bullets found in police raid 'linked' to radical Paris mosque closure

    12/08/2015 4:04:09 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 38 replies ^ | Dec 7, 2015 | Henry Samuel
    Police discover "bullets, Islamist propaganda and unauthorised madrassa" in raid after closure of mosque in Lagny-sur-Seine, outside Paris, in wake of Paris terror attacks.
  • 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...
  • Projections: French far right collapses in regional runoffs

    12/13/2015 11:28:27 AM PST · by iowamark · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 13th 2015
    Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front collapsed in French regional elections Sunday after dominating the first round of voting, according to pollsters' projections. Le Pen had been riding high after extremist attacks and an unprecedented wave of migration into Europe, and the party came out on top in six of France's 13 newly drawn regions in the first-round vote a week ago. But projections by France's major polling firms suggested that failed to translate into any second-round victories. Three polling agencies projected Le Pen and her niece both lost their bids to run two French regions. Ipsos, Ifop and TNS-Sofres...

    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...
  • 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...
  • Nicolas Sarkozy vows to 'electronically tag' all 11,500 people France's extremist watch list...

    11/16/2015 8:46:55 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2015 | Darren Boyle
    Nicolas Sarkozy vows to 'electronically tag' all 11,500 people France's extremist watch list: Former president promises tough line if returned to the Elysée Former President Nicolas Sarkozy met with Francois Hollande earlier He said he would 'expel forcibly' all extremist Imams preaching hatred Sarkozy also vowed to jail any Jihadis who return to France from Syria He also said he would deport any violent extremists with dual nationality By Darren Boyle for MailOnline Published: 23:17 GMT, 15 November 2015 | Updated: 02:20 GMT, 16 November 2015 Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has vowed to electronically tag all 11,500 people on...
  • Was Politician Forced Into Mental Institution for “Islamophobia”?

    05/26/2015 12:12:01 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 9 replies
    The new american ^ | Monday, 18 May 2015 | Written by Selwyn Duke
    One tactic Soviet-bloc countries would use to stifle dissidents was involuntary confinement to mental institutions. After all, you have to be crazy to oppose state ideology, right? Now, though, 26 years after the Berlin Wall’s fall comes a similar shocking story — from well west of where the wall stood. It is alleged that a French mayor has been involuntarily confined to a mental asylum for “Islamophobia.” The story involves Robert Chardon, mayor of the southern French town of Venelles; the problems began when, participating in a public Twitter discussion initiated by former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, the mayor proposed...
  • BOMBSHELL: Mayor Forced Into Mental Institution for What He Said About Islam

    05/20/2015 6:49:21 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 41 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 20MAY2015 | Staff Writer
    Robert Chardon, mayor of the French town of Venelles, has allegedly been forced into a mental institution for tweeting, “We must ban the Muslim faith in France.” This revelation came to us via the Agence France-Presse, a highly regarded news entity that claimed Chardon was involuntarily hospitalized last Friday. Chardon also tweeted that France should revoke a centuries-old secularism law and instead “promote the practice of the Christian faith.” All this rhetoric reportedly angered Nicolas Sarkozy, leader of the Union for a Popular Movement, the same party to which Chardon belongs. “I condemn this proposal even if secularism also means...
  • France elections: National Front leads in regional polls

    12/06/2015 12:53:55 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 6, 2015
    France's far-right National Front (FN) appears to have made big gains in the first round of regional elections, estimates show. They put the FN ahead in at least six of 13 regions in mainland France. The elections are the first electoral test since last month's Paris attacks, in which 130 people were killed. The centre-right Republicans party led by former President Nicolas Sarkozy appeared to be in second place ahead of the governing Socialist Party.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • France's Le Pen urges 'immediate halt' to migrant intake

    11/16/2015 7:05:54 AM PST · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/16/2015 | AFP
    Paris (AFP)- French far-right leader Marine Le Pen called Monday for an "immediate halt" to the intake of migrants into France following the deadly jihadist attacks on Paris. Le Pen's National Front (FN) party said in a statement that one of the attackers had arrived in Greece last month "among the mass of migrants who flow into Europe each day." The statement issued three weeks ahead of regional elections in France, added: "As a precaution, Marine Le Pen calls for the immediate halt of all intake of migrants in France." In view of Friday's attacks, which claimed 129 lives, France's...
  • 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...
  • 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.”
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • National Front pulls in ‘record membership’

    10/31/2014 11:39:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies ^ | 31 Oct 2014 10:51 GMT+01:00
    After a year of unprecedented electoral success, Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigrant, anti-EU National Front party is attracting more members than ever before in the 42-year-old party’s history, French media has reported. The National Front party has a total of 83,000 members—the highest number in the history of the party, according to the Huffington Post, citing an “internal party source”. […] In contrast, the governing Socialist party, which counted 170,000 members in December 2013, has seen a decline in recent months. The center-right UMP party claims to have around 268,000 members, according to Metronews. And the centrist UDI claims to have...
  • Far-Right National Front Wins EU Vote in France: exit polls

    05/25/2014 11:36:22 AM PDT · by docbnj · 97 replies
    New York Times ^ | 25 May 2014 | Reuters
    France's far-right National Front was projected to win European Parliament elections in France on Sunday with 25 percent of the vote, with exit polls putting Francois Hollande's Socialists in a lowly third place behind the center-right UMP.
  • 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...
  • France's National Front hails poll breakthrough [Socialists crash & burn]

    03/30/2014 3:46:49 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 43 replies
    the local (France) ^ | 30 Mar 2014 22:43 GMT+02:00
    France's ruling Socialist Party suffered humiliating losses on a day dubbed "Black Sunday" in a local vote marked by breakthrough successes for the far-right National Front and the historic election of a first female mayor of Paris. On a day dubbed "Black Sunday" by one Socialist lawmaker, the National Front (FN) won control of at least fourteen towns, according to the interior ministry and was on track to claim 1,200 municipal council seats nationwide, its best ever showing at the grassroots level of French politics. It was also a night to savour for France's main opposition, the centre-right Union for...
  • Historic gains for France's far-right in local elections

    03/23/2014 4:02:52 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 24 replies
    FRANCE 24 ^ | 2014-03-23
    France’s far-right National Front party (FN) hailed an “exceptional” showing in the first round of the country’s local elections Sunday, after winning historic levels of support in a number of towns and cities. Early estimates showed FN candidates leading in the eastern town of Forbach and the southern towns of Fréjus, Avignon, Perpignan, Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Beziers, putting the party in pole position for the second round of voting on March 30th. The news was even better for the FN in the northern town of Henin-Beaumont, where the party’s candidate Steeve Briois took a majority of the vote at 50.26 percent,...
  • European: the FN on the wave of Euroscepticism.

    02/14/2014 10:57:51 AM PST · by managusta · 1 replies
    Le Figaro ^ | 27 January 2014 | Emmanuel Galiero
    European Elections on the 25 May 2014. That the National Front exceeds the UMP and the PS becomes the largest party in France. This scenario has been advanced for the second time in a poll on Sunday. This survey FIFG for JDD credited with 23% of the vote the National Front. A higher score to 17.9% of Marine Le Pen in the presidential 2012. The UMP (21%) and PS (18%) totals are exceeded, but according to the pollster, none of the three parties is assured of his place on the podium, taking into account the margin of error, estimated at...
  • A communist French city flirts with the far right

    10/11/2013 6:40:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    France 24 ^ | 10/11/13
    … Brignoles surprised France last week by giving the far-right a 49.5 percent landslide in the first round of its local by-elections: 40.4% of votes went to National Front candidate Laurent Lopez and 9.1% to another far-right group, Parti de France. The anti-immigration National Front led by Marine Le Pen draws much of its support from the southeast, but this city of 17,000 people still claims a Communist mayor.The outcome of the ballot is relatively unimportant. It will decide one seat in the local council, or canton. The National Front is not even certain to win the run-off poll on...
  • France’s National Front top in survey on EU election

    10/09/2013 10:02:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 10/09/2013 @ 17:52 | Honor Mahony
    France’s National Front party has come out top in a poll on how French voters intend to cast their ballot in next year’s EU elections. A poll by IFOP for Le Nouvel Observateur, published Wednesday (9 October), found that 24 percent of those asked said they will vote for the anti-immigration, anti-Muslim National Front party. … The party won a record 18 percent of the vote in last year’s presidential election, with its leader Marine Le Pen credited with bringing in previously unwooed parts of the electorate. …

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • Marion Le Pen becomes youngest French MP in modern history

    06/17/2012 6:51:51 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 27 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | June 17, 2012 | Henry Samuel
    Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, Jean Marie Le Pen's 22-year old granddaughter has become France's youngest MP in modern political history, clinching one of two seats for the far-Right National Front – its first in a quarter of a century. Miss Maréchal-Le Pen, a law undergraduate, came top in her constituency in the southeastern Vaucluse department wtih 49.09 per cent of the vote after a rival Socialist refused to bow out to her mainstream Right rival. Her grandfather, who founded the anti-immigrant, anti-EU party and turns 84 this week, was by her side last night to toast her victory. His party won...
  • Le Pen daughter to take reins of National Front [France]

    01/15/2011 8:33:28 AM PST · by matt1234 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Radio France Internationale ^ | 15 January 2011 | RFI
    Jean-Marie Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party, was on Saturday preparing to hand over the reigns to his daughter Marine, after four decades in the job. His departure will mark the end of an era for the anti-immigrant party that has shaken up French politics. Party members were gathering in the western city of Tours where Le Pen, 82, is to farewell the party he founded in 1972. Police were deployed around the conference centre in Tours, where rights groups and left-wing political groups said they planned peaceful demonstrations. Marine Le Pen, 42, is expected to...
  • Child of France’s Far Right Prepares to Be Its Leader: MARINE LE PEN

    05/23/2010 12:10:07 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 43 replies · 1,056+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 21, 2010 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    MARINE LE PEN tried her best to flee her father and politics, she says, oppressed by the infamy of her inheritance, which followed her everywhere. But now she is widely expected to succeed Jean-Marie Le Pen as leader of the National Front, the persistent far-right party preaching French purity and exceptionalism, opposing immigration and the European Union, and which she wants to bring into the media age. More and more, she is the face of the party in television debates and national campaigning. “It’s amazing to see how destiny can mock you sometimes,” she said in a long interview at...
  • France's Le Pen To Strike a Deal With Muslims

    02/18/2006 8:53:19 PM PST · by dervish · 77 replies · 1,912+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 2/17/06 | MICHEL GURFINKIEL
    It looks like a political oxymoron, but Jean-Marie Le Pen's National Front is poised to strike an alliance with France's large immigrant Muslim community. A generation after France's right-wing party began its surge with a tough anti-immigration campaign tinged with both racism and anti-Semitism, three factors are coming into play that could spell a strategic realignment. These factors, which are still little grasped outside political circles in France but will have an enormous impact, include: * The Islamicization of France is largely a fait accompli. It is assumed that 6 to 8 million citizens or residents of France, 10% to...
  • Ignoring revisionists

    02/02/2006 7:49:04 AM PST · by white trash redneck · 1 replies · 253+ views
    European Jewish Press ^ | 1 feb 06 | Shirli Sitbon
    In an exclusive interview with EJP, Marine Le Pen, vice-president of the French  extreme-rightist Front National party talks about revisionism, anti-Semitism in France, Middle Eastern politics and French immigration policy. The 37-year-old daughter of extreme-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was elected a member of the European Parliament in June 2004. She joined the European Parliament France-Israel study group and is planning her first visit to Israel. European Jewish Press : You are planning a visit to Israel. This seems new for the Front National. Has any important member of the party been on such a mission before? Marine Le Pen: No, this...
  • French socialists boycott EU talks over Le Pen

    06/28/2005 6:37:58 AM PDT · by Alex Marko · 10 replies · 425+ views
    EUObserver ^ | 28.06.2005 - 09:56 CET | By Elitsa Vucheva
    French socialists have refused to attend a meeting of national political leaders on Europe's future, in protest against the presence of far right representatives from the National Front. The consultation on "European perspectives after the 29 May 2005 referendum" - the date of the French rejection of the EU Constitution - was organised by prime minister Dominique de Villepin. Amongst other things, economic harmonisation within the euro group and the creation of European high technology centres were to be discussed. Socialist leader Francois Hollande said that by including the National Front in the meeting, Mr Villepin was contributing to the...
  • Europe's Far Right Consider Coalition

    12/10/2004 12:43:13 PM PST · by Rosenkreutz · 28 replies · 1,079+ views
    EUobserver ^ | 10.12.2004 | Honor Mahony
    Europe's far right parties are considering forming a pan-European movement. Filip Dewinter, the leader of an extremist separatist party in Belgium, told the Vienna-based News on Thursday that they were considering creating an extreme right grouping in the European Parliament. This would encompass Austria's Freedom Party, Italy's Lega Nord, France's National Front, the Dutch New Right Party and Dewinter's own Vlaams Belang - all strongly anti-immigrant. Dewinter said he is considering Jörg Haider, leader of Austria's Freedom Party, to be the head of the movement. "I've had several talks with Jörg Haider and have the feeling that he's interested in...
  • Muslim extremists told to call off rally (LONDON)

    07/23/2004 2:12:41 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 13 replies · 1,076+ views
    The Evening Standard ^ | July 23, 2004 | Paul Waugh
    An extreme Muslim group was today warned to abandon plans to stage a demonstration in Trafalgar Square amid fears of a race riot. Ken Livingstone and the London Assembly told the leader of Al Muhajiroun to call off the gathering planned for tomorrow or risk prosecution under London by-laws. Far-Right groups such as the British National Party and the National Front are planning a counter demonstration and the Mayor is worried that the event will descend into violence. Al Muhajiroun triggered outrage in 2001 when it praised the September 11 hijackers as "the Magnificent 17". It has been condemned by...
  • The rise of Europe's extreme right

    05/10/2004 1:08:58 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 84 replies · 569+ views ^ | 10 May 2004 | Nick Ryan
    It was autumn 1996. Four men were sitting around me in a central London pub. Little distinguished them from the passing commuters. Other than their baseball caps, jailbird tattoos, or talk of white revolution, they might have been just about anyone. Those four men were the leaders of a notorious neo-nazi gang called Combat 18 - the 1 and 8 in the name signify the position of “A” and “H” ("Adolf Hitler") in the alphabet. The gang was connected to Loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland, a violent “white power” music scene, numerous football hooligan “firms”, and the British National Party...
  • British protesters attack French Far-Right leader Le Pen's car

    04/25/2004 1:13:45 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 8 replies · 212+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 25 April 2004 | Michael McDonough
    MANCHESTER, England -- Angry demonstrators emptied a garbage can on the car of French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen on Sunday after he spoke in support of the anti-immigration British National Party. Shouting "Nazi scum, off our streets!" about 100 demonstrators slowed Le Pen's car as he tried to leave a hotel in Altrincham on the outskirts of the northern city of Manchester. Le Pen, who has been convicted of racism and anti-Semitism at least six times in France, was appearing at two British National Party events Sunday despite some demands that he be barred from the country. At a...
  • Le Pen Set to Back BNP's Euro Bid

    04/24/2004 10:16:33 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 30 replies · 229+ views News ^ | 24 April 2004 | Emma Gunby
    French National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen is expected to back the British National Party’s European election campaign today. Le Pen is due to speak at a press conference to launch the BNP’s campaign which is being held at a secret location in Manchester this afternoon. A heavy police presence is expected at the event after the Home Secretary David Blunkett warned Le Pen he would be arrested if he stirs up racial hatred during his visit to Britain. Following the press conference the National Front leader will attend a private dinner in Shropshire. The sell-out black-tie function, being held...
  • Le Pen's [French far-right leader] visit in UK sparks outrage

    04/23/2004 1:27:27 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 18 replies · 222+ views
    Birmingham Post ^ | 23 April 2004 | Shahid Naqvi
    Religious leaders and anti-fascist groups have reacted with anger after it was confirmed the controversial leader of France's National Front party, Jean Marie Le Pen, is to visit the West Midlands this weekend. Le Pen, who is a guest of the British National Party, is to speak at a black tie dinner at an undisclosed location on Sunday. His visit is expected to attract the BNP's top brass to the region, who are campaigning for votes in the run-up to the forthcoming European and local elections. The Government last night refused to bar Le Pen from the country despite calls...
  • London cops protect Muslims [National Front Party protest: "Shut down all mosques in Britain"]

    04/09/2004 10:38:37 AM PDT · by yonif · 21 replies · 274+ views
    News 24 ^ | 4/9/2004 | Iaine Harper
    London - Police deployed several hundred officers outside a London mosque on Friday to keep far-right demonstrators away from Muslims attending a regular prayer meeting. There was no violence and there were no arrests, said London's metropolitan police. About 60 supporters of the extremist National Front Party turned up to demonstrate outside Finsbury Park Mosque in north London. Some held signs that read "Islam out" and "Shut down all mosques in Britain." Finsbury Park Mosque was made a centre of radical Islam by preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and was shut down by its trustees after a police anti-terrorist raid in...
  • Le Pen (French Right-Wing Leader) Sees His Cause Catching On

    03/08/2004 4:24:00 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 2 replies · 167+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 08 March 2004 | Keith B. Richburg
    PARIS -- Two years after he shocked the French political establishment with a second-place finish in the country's presidential election, the far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen is once again hoping to embarrass the elite and confound the pundits with a stronger-than-expected showing by his National Front party in regional elections later this month. "The National Front is going to reach 20 percent nationally," a beaming Le Pen predicted, in the sitting room of his palatial home in the suburban hills of Saint-Cloud, west of Paris. "Everybody is opposed to the National Front," he said. "Everybody is hostile. But despite that,...