It appears Liberté is not dead in France. As a matter of fact, they seem to be taking the lead, at least as far as the influx of Islam is concerned, and the destruction of their culture and traditions.
Al Jazeera reported:
The news became public only a few days ago – French authorities asking the European Parliament to lift the immunity of far-right leader Marine Le Pen so that she can be prosecuted for inciting racial hatred.
In 2010, the president of the National Front party likened Muslim street prayers in France to the Nazi occupation, sparking widespread condemnation.
Many Muslim leaders have blamed Le Pen’s fiery rhetoric on Islam and immigration for a rise in Islamic intolerance and xenophobia in France. But she insists she is neither a racist nor xenophobic, but simply a patriot.
“I want you to understand that there is no reason to ask the French to accept things that no other people in the world would accept. It’s as simple as that,” she tells Al Jazeera’s Folly Bah Thibault.
“I feel hatred towards nobody, but I have immense love for my people and for my country that I will defend in all circumstances.”
And it is a discourse that is increasingly appealing to many French, especially during these tough economic times.