France’s far-right National Front political party leader Marine Le Pen attends a gathering in front of the town hall in Beaucaire, paying tribute to the victims of the shooting by gunmen at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, January 11, 2015. 2,579 more words
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Marine Le Pen, leader of the fascist French Front National has been invited to speak at the Oxford Union on 5th February.
Wall Street Journal: The National Front leader says ‘we are the only ones to solve the problem’ of the country’s Islamist threat.
Following last week’s terror attacks in Paris on journalists at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and on a kosher supermarket, many Western leaders have been reluctant to say the motive was at all religious. 21 more words
No, the offices of Charlie Hebdo should not be raided by gun-wielding murderers. No, journalists are not legitimate targets for killing. But no, we also shouldn’t line up with the inevitable statist backlash against Muslims, or the ideological charge to defend a fetishized, racialized ‘secularism,’ or concede to the blackmail which forces us into solidarity with a racist institution.
- Marine Le Pen’s National Front and its nasty brand of demagogic populism are already polling terrifyingly well, attracting voters from the “far right” and “far left”. 85 more words