French Nationalist Leader Marine Le Pen Ordered to Be Put on Trial for Tweets
ZeroHedge reports that controversial nationalist politician Marine Le Pen will stand trial for posting photographs of ISIS atrocities in December 2015.
These tweets were posted after ISIS terrorists murdered 130 people in Paris.
A judge in the Western Paris suburb of Nanterre ruled that Le Pen faces charges of circulating “violent messages that incite terrorism or pornography or seriously harm human dignity” according to a report from France24. These photos included the grisly beheading of journalist James Foley, a man in an orange jumpsuit being run over by a tank, and a third photo of a Jordanian air force pilot being burned alive in a cage.
In a caption, Le Pen stated “Daesh is this!”, referencing the terrorist organization’s Arabic acronym. Le Pen faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and will also have to cough up 75,000 Euros ($85,000) in fines.
Last year, Le Pen was issued a court order to undergo a psychiatric evaluation for her ISIS tweets.
Despite such measures to silence her and her political movement, Le Pen’s party, Rassemblement National, had a strong showing in the European elections where it topped President Emmanuel Macron’s La Republique En Marche! (LREM).
Le Pen views these court orders as a political move to violate her free speech rights.
Last year, Le Pen said, “I am being charged for having condemned the horrors of Daesh.”
She went on to say that “In other countries this would have earned me a medal.”
The French political leader has been one of the principal voices railing against the European Union’s open borders policies and the social damage they have done in modern-day France.
This recent episode shows that France and its EU cohorts will do whatever it takes to silence any kind of discourse that goes against the EU’s globalist agenda.