France’s right-wing presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, has lost her parliament immunity after the European Parliament revoked it. This came after she posted graphic photos of Islamic State victims on Twitter and thus, a majority of members of the EU Parliament took the decision to lift immunity from Le Pen.
Back in 2015 December, Le Pen tweeted three graphic photographs of killings that the Islamic State had conducted, along with the text ‘’Daesh is THIS!’’ the Arabic term Daesh means IS. Le Pen’s tweet was a response to journalist Jean-Jacques Bourdin, who had compared Le Pen’s nationalist rhetoric with that of the Islamic terrorist group.
The body of James Foley, who was beheaded by the Islamic state back in August 2014, was showed in the picture. Foley’s family said that they had been deeply disturbed by the unsolicited use of Jim for Le Pen’s political gain.
The Secretary General of the Europe of Nations and Freedom, Ludovic de Danne, made a statement to RT saying that he is confident Le Pen would win any potential trial in the case if it ever happened. Danne also said that it’s a poor way of the EU globalists and an easy hypocritical excuse to target Marine Le Pen, adding that the other attacks were no different from the maneuvers that were unleashed against Trump and Brexit.
OpinionWay unveiled a poll on the 2nd of March that showed that Le Pen would be beaten by both independent candidate Emmanuel Macron and Republican Francois Fillon in the presidential elections second round.
Le Pen made a statement on LCP TV network on Thursday morning ahead of EU parliament’s decision, saying that she has always been critical of IS and that she’s a politician who played her role when she condemned IS atrocities. She also emphasized that the move was foolish and even French National Assembly declined to lift the immunity from Gilbert Collard who is one of the National Assembly.