The Troll of the Month - February 2018

The Troll of the Month - February 2018

Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right Front National (FN) in France, is known for her hard-line views on immigration and her strenuous defence of patriotic national identity.

Despite being still explicitly anti-Muslim, anti-multiculturalism, and anti-immigration, during the last electoral campaign, she has toned-down her words, trying to soften the party's image and not to cross the line of what is perceived to be acceptable in the France of 2010s.

Marine Le Pen has also been very vocal against Islamic fundamentalism, often ending up stigmatising the Muslim community of France and fostering divisions among the society.

In December 2015, to prove her point against Islamic extremism, she went too far. On Twitter, she shared three photos of violence: one of the body of American journalist James Foley decapitated by ISIS fighters, one showed a tank running over a man in an orange jumpsuit, while the third photo depicted a jumpsuit-clad man being burned alive in a cage.

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