Thursday, March 29, 2018

Marine Le Pen offended at being called a Nazi?

Marine Le Pen wants it both ways. Last year she was denying any French involvement in the holocaust and this year she objects to being called a Nazi. It is no more a slur to call Le Pen a Nazi than it is to call Turnbull a Liberal.

A year ago, The Irish Times said the following:

Ms Le Pen cast doubt on French responsibility in the deportation of Jews during the Second World War, undermining years of her own efforts to dissociate the extreme right-wing Front National (FN) from second World War revisionism.

I don’t think that France is responsible for the Vél d’Hiv,” Ms Le Pen, who is tied for first place in polls with the centrist Emmanuel Macron, said on April 9th.

Some 13,000 Jewish men, women and children were rounded up by French police on July 16th, 1942, and taken to the Vélodrome d’Hiver cycling race track, for deportation to Nazi death camps.

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