It looks like the Globalists play rougher in the EU than they do in the USA (yes, really…)
Marine Le Pen in France is classed as “far right” over there, and is pushing an agenda with similarities to the Trump agenda. Things like keeping the national identity intact. Recognizing external threats and the damage that happens when made internal threats.
Now I don’t know much about French politics, and less about the particulars (for example I know Marine had a parent who was in French Politics, but no details on it). So I could easily be way out in “left field” on what she advocates and stands for. Most of my understanding coming from what people who hate her have said about her in various article.
So here’s one of them:
Marine Le Pen’s immunity lifted by European Parliament
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen loses her EU immunity after tweeting images of ISIL brutality.
Le Pen’s immunity has been lifted before for comparing Muslims praying in public to the Nazi occupation of France during World War II [File:Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters]
The European Parliament stripped far-right French politician and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen of parliamentary immunity for posting graphic images of victims of the ISIL group.
The lifting of immunity allows a Paris court to prosecute her for posting three images of brutality by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS, on Twitter in 2015, including a photo of the decapitated corpse of US journalist James Foley.
The offence being considered is “publishing violent images”, which under certain circumstances can carry a penalty of three years in prison and a fine of $78,930.
Really? “violent images”? Well that would kill off 90% of American TV and movies… and at least half of the Nightly News. I think France needs a First Amendment…
Then, it looks like the immunity is being lifted for something that happened a couple of years ago. Reaching back in time and changing the rules after the fact? Wow. That’s right out of The Inquisition. Guess it’s a European Traditional thing… Ex post facto law prohibition is looking better and better…
If that’s the kind of stuff the EU is made of, best to bail out as fast as you can.
Parliamentary immunity is intended to protect EU politicians against intimidation attempts.
EU officials said that the vote came after a request from the French judiciary.
Well, looks like the intent was good, and needed, but not being implemented…
Responding to the vote on Wednesday, Le Pen said: “This only shows French citizens what the EU is, what the European parliament is and that it’s all part of the system that wants to stop the French people’s candidate that I am.”
Florian Philippot, a vice president of Le Pen’s party the National Front, defended the Eurosceptic candidate’s 2015 Twitter posts.
“Showing and naming the horror of Islamism allows us to fight against it,” Philippot told the Reuters news agency.
Le Pen has previously refused to attend a French police interview over the investigation, citing her status as an MEP.
But her head of cabinet has been placed under formal investigation for “the dissemination of violent images”.
The French leader, locked in an increasingly tight three-way race to succeed Francois Hollande this spring, has already seen her earnings as MEP cut for a different case involving alleged misuse of EU funds.
She has denounced the legal proceedings against her as political interference in the campaign, where she is the leading candidate. She has called for a moratorium on judicial investigations until the election period is over.
Le Pen is expected to win the first of the two election rounds but likely to lose in a runoff, according to polls, which also show that her legal battles seem to have little effect on her supporters.
I thought our politicians were being immoral dirty creatures of the slime, but the EU folks make ours look like well behaved concern trolls in comparison.
So if you can’t show “violent images”, what’s on TV? Can the producers of movies be sent to prison for a documentary on W.W.II? How do history teachers teach anything? Like, oh, the French Revolution and the French Haircut? Perhaps the bushels of heads must be shown smiling?