Thursday, May 06, 2021

Marine le Pen acquitted of supposedly violating hate speech law

Well this is fortunate to see a court in France had the smarts not to prosecute Le Pen for posting images of what the Islamic State barbarians were doing:
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was acquitted on Tuesday of breaking hate speech laws in late 2015 when she posted images of Islamic State atrocities on Twitter.

Le Pen displayed the three images, including one of the decapitated body of American journalist James Foley, after a prominent television interviewer compared her party to ISIS.

She was charged under an article in the penal code that prohibits the dissemination of violent messages that could seriously harm human dignity.

Prosecutors had sought a fine of 5,000 euros, far below the maximum sentence of three years in jail or a 75,000 euro penalty.
It was all just an excuse for divisive politics the prosecution was looking for. A way for them to say they're otherwise lenient on Islamofascism. Which is exactly what makes this disgraceful. It's good she was acquitted.

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