But they welcome the very ISIS savages who committed those atrocities back to the country. The French prosecutors’ persecution of Marine Le Pen shows how much France has deteriorated. The prosecutors should be focusing on those who actually committed these atrocities, and those who believe the same way — and there are plenty of them in France. Instead, in France and all over the West, truth-tellers are the problem.
“French prosecutors call for far-Right leader Marine Le Pen to face TRIAL over violent pictures of ISIS atrocities that she posted on Twitter,” AFP, March 1, 2019:
Prosecutors have called for French far-right leader Marine Le Pen to be tried for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group, judicial sources said Friday.
This could hike further pressure on Le Pen, 50, who already faces legal problems over alleged misuse of EU parliamentary funds.
Le Pen shared the gruesome images in December 2015, a few weeks after ISIS jihadists killed 130 people in attacks in Paris. Her move sparking widespread condemnation in France.
Prosecutors demanded that another member of her National Rally party, Gilbert Collard, also be tried on similar charges.
It will be up to an investigative magistrate to decide whether a trial takes place, with a conviction for ‘circulating violent pictures liable to be seen by children’ carrying a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a fine of £65,000.
Le Pen, who lost to Emmanuel Macron in the 2017 presidential elections, was stripped of her parliamentary immunity over the pictures and charged with circulating violent messages.
Last year, she expressed outrage after the investigative magistrate called for her to undergo psychiatric tests in connection with her tweeting.
She has denounced the case against her as a violation of her freedom of expression.
Le Pen shared the images after a French journalist drew a comparison between the jihadist group and her party.
One of the pictures showed the body of James Foley, an American journalist beheaded by the Sunni extremists.
Another showed a man in an orange jumpsuit being run over by a tank and the third showed a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage.
‘Daesh is this!’ Le Pen wrote in a caption, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS….
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