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  • 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
    themalaymailonline.com ^ | 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
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 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
    reuters.com ^ | 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. …
  • NAZIS, COMMUNISTS, ARAB NATIONALIST TERRORISTS: ONE CAMP, ONE KAMPF

    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
    OneWorld.net ^ | 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
    Scotsman.com 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,...
  • Why he has his admirers (Le Pen)

    05/04/2002 3:36:04 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 197+ views
    Economist.com ^ | May 2nd 2002 | | N/A
    France and Jean-Marie Le Pen Why he has his admirers May 2nd 2002 | CARPENTRAS From The Economist print edition In some provincial parts of France, the far right may have momentum "IF WE get to 30% of the vote, the political class is screwed," proclaims the Carpentras lawyer in unlawyerly language. "They're in a system sheltered from reality. They never have to look for a job. But we're in touch with people's real worries: crime, taxes and safeguarding the French personality." The "we" is the extreme-right National Front, whose leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, will this weekend, in a run-off...
  • Analysis: How Le Pen can win

    04/26/2002 6:44:14 AM PDT · by Timesink · 32 replies · 186+ views
    United Press International ^ | April 25, 2002 | Martin Sieff
    Analysis: How Le Pen can win By Martin SieffSenior News Analyst From the International Desk Published 4/25/2002 12:44 PM WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Let us think the unthinkable. After all, very often, the unthinkable does happen. Can Jean-Marie Le Pen become president of France? Indeed he can. Le Pen can win. As that stickler for precise usage and meaning Abraham Lincoln would have put it, to say that he "can" win is not to say that he "will." Nor is it to say that it is probable that he will win. Incumbent President Jacques Chirac may well indeed...
  • Le Pen Is Jeered in European Parliament by Fellow Legislators, Cancels Press Conference

    04/24/2002 9:31:22 PM PDT · by Vigilant1 · 7 replies · 185+ views
    AP Breaking, via TBO.com ^ | 24 April 2002 | Nathalie Schuck
    By Nathalie Schuck Associated Press Writer Published: Apr 24, 2002 BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - French presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen was booed by colleagues in the European parliament Wednesday and called off a news conference as activists wearing "Stop the Nazis" stickers protested his far-right views. Le Pen's stormy day in parliament here, where he is a member, came as officials across the European Union condemned his stunning success in French presidential elections over the weekend. Le Pen took second place, advancing to a runoff vote May 5 against President Jacques Chirac. In chaotic scenes after Le Pen cancelled his...
  • Chirac vows to destroy Le Pen to save 'France's soul'

    04/23/2002 11:14:46 PM PDT · by Vigilant1 · 12 replies · 342+ views
    The Times Online (London Times website) ^ | 24 April 2002 | Charles Bremner
    April 24, 2002 From Charles Bremner in Paris PRESIDENT CHIRAC said last night that he would refuse to take part in the traditional presidential campaign debate with Jean-Marie Le Pen, declaring that he would have nothing to do with his hard-right challenger. “Faced with intolerance and hate there is no transaction, no compromise and no debate possible,” he said. M Le Pen, the National Front leader, responded by likening the Gaullist President to a schoolboy “running off and shouting insults from a distance”. A face-to-face television debate, the highlight of presidential elections since 1974, had been expected in the run-off...
  • Right-wing tide surges straight to the heart of Europe

    04/21/2002 8:41:02 PM PDT · by Timesink · 58 replies · 551+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 22, 2002 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Right-wing tide surges straight to the heart of EuropeBy Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in Brussels (Filed: 22/04/2002) EUROPE'S rising Right-wing tide swept into the core countries of the European Union yesterday, rocking Germany's Social Democrats and threatening France's socialist government.Over the last two years, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Portugal, and Norway have all turned against the centre-Left consensus that had such a lock on Europe during the 1990s, opting instead for law-and-order parties promising tax cuts, deregulation, and a much tougher line on immigrants.But the pace is now quickening as ever more radical figures build mass support, often outflanking the conventional centre-Right...
  • NATIONAL FRONT SURGES IN FRENCH POLL

    04/17/2002 4:18:39 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 1,251+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-18-2002 | Mary Dejevsky
    National Front surges in French poll By Mary Dejevsky in Marseille 18 April 2002 The French far right has bounced back from a damaging split four years ago, to the consternation of its many enemies, and is on course to win almost 16 per cent of the vote in the first round of presidential elections on Sunday. Latest polls show the National Front of Jean-Marie Le Pen attracting as much as 14 per cent. Support for his former deputy and author of the 1998 schism, Bruno Mégret, who advocates an unashamedly racist and anti-immigration platform, is running at between 2...