Marine Le Pen argues she posted the images after a journalist compared her party to the jihadi group. Photograph: Yann Coatsaliou/AFP/Getty Images
By Andrew Bolt ~
The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has refused to undergo court-ordered psychiatric tests for posting pictures on social media of Islamic State atrocities.
Le Pen is correct in damning her state presecutors as malevolent and dangerously overpowerful:
She later argued on BFM TV, a French 24-hour news broadcaster, that totalitarian regimes use such methods against opponents to “make them look like they’re crazy”. She told reporters she would skip the test. “I’d like to see how the judge would try and force me do it,” she said.
And they are so dishonest:
The 50-year-old leader of the Rassemblement National (National Rally) party, formerly known as the Front National, is under investigation for “distributing violent images” in December 2015.
She shared the images – including pictures of the killing of the American reporter James Foley – a few weeks after jihadists killed 130 people in attacks in Paris in November 2015.
Le Pen’s immunity as a lawmaker was lifted in order for her to face prosecution in France for posting images considered to “incite terrorism or pornography or seriously harm human dignity”.She is accused of “inciting terrorism”? By actually exposing its horror and the deceit of those trying to relativise it away?:
Le Pen has argued that she shared the images in response to a French journalist who drew a comparison between IS and her party.
The tyranny of the “tolerant”. And you are deemed mad if you resist.