Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the far-right party national front, is accused of inciting hatred of Jews. The trial goes about his statement, made in 2014, during the discussion with the singer Patrick Bruel, who criticized his party. The politician then said he intended to burn these opponents in a furnace, alluding to the Jewish origin of Bruel and Nazi practice.
About it reports on Sunday, February 12, the news Agency AFP.
Frederick Joachim, lawyer Le pen, claims that the words of his client, published on the website of the party, was taken out of context and misinterpreted.
However, as noted in the article, but this line of defence does not hold water, because Le Pen repeatedly indulged in anti-Semitic attacks in the past, denying the Holocaust and calling the gas chambers in Nazi death camps «historical details».
Recall that last week, marine Le Pen, the daughter of 88-year-old politician, who today heads the national front and tries to improve his image among voters, urged the Jews to abandon the wearing of yarmulkes «for the sake of victory for radical Islam» and promised citizens that if elected President, will not allow dual Israeli-French citizenship, because the Jewish state is not a member of the EU.