Marine Le Pen Stripped Of EU Parliament Immunity For Tweeting Pictures Of Islamic State Violence

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell

Having recently joined her conservative opponent  Francois Fillon in facing the French legal system over possible embezzlement charges of her own, (her chief of staff and bodyguard were detained by police last week), the push to isolate and crack down on the anti-establishment presidential candidate moved to the European Parliament where EU lawmakers lifted Le Pen’s EU parliamentary immunity on Thursday for tweeting pictures of Islamic State violence.

The direction in which the persecution of Le Pen has moved, after she simply refused to answer police questions suggests the police had no evidence on which to build a case. Now, in a move that stinks of a left wing stitch up (lies, smears and dirty tricks are typical leftist tactics of course, taken straight from the Frankfurt School handbook on tactics for destabilising society ) the thrust of the campaign has shifted to alleged ‘hate crime’ and the prosecution has been passed to the EU, far more a law unto themselves, not constrained by national laws and old fashioned notions like justice, fairness and equality in the eyes of the law. EU law tends to run on the basis of some little bureaucrat saying, “If I decide its a crime them its a crime,” which is exactly how the bureaucratic dictatorships in Nazi germany and Soviet Russia used to operate.

Le Pen is under investigation in France for posting three images of Islamic State executions on Twitter in December 2015, including the beheading of American journalist James Foley. There is no question that these events happened and the atrocities were carried out by Islamic state members so Le Pen’s immunity as a Member of the European Parliament ought to shield her from prosecution. Lifting that immunity, just over a month before the first round of the French presidential election after a request from the French judiciary, and this amateurish, ham fisted attempt to derail her campaign is really as good as a confession that the ruling elites fear a Le Pen victory in the election and will resort to criminal acts to discredit her .

The vote on Thursday by a large show of hands in the plenary of the EU Parliament confirmed a preliminary decision taken on Tuesday by the legal affairs committee of the EU legislature. In the report underpinning parliament’s decision, eurosceptic 5 Star Movement lawmaker Laura Ferrara said that although the images posted by Le Pen were easily accessible on several websites, “this does not alter the fact that their violent nature is likely to undermine human dignity”.

Le Pen’s move was seen as not appropriate for a member of the European Parliament, the report said. Ferrara also said that there was no reason to think Le Pen was being persecuted judicially because “the speed at which legal proceedings have been taken against Marine Le Pen is comparable to the pace of other proceedings in matters relating to the press and other media”.

The EU parliament decision, reported by Reuters, grants the prosecutor looking into the affair power to bring Le Pen in for police questioning. It will also stoke social tensions in France with the country already on the verge of civil disorder following a wave of rioting in immigrant areas.

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