Le Pen

Posted: March 27th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: racism, The Right | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

We tend to forget how short is the distance between Anti-Arab racism and plain old antisemitism.

It’s always nice to have someone to remind us.

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French far right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen repeated his belief Wednesday that it “is a statement of fact” that the gas chambers where millions of Jews perished during World War II “were a detail of history.”

Le Pen’s made his outburst Wednesday, after European Socialist leader Martin Schulz tried to make sure that Le Pen, if re-elected in June, would be barred from presiding over the opening of the first session of the new European Parliament session as potentially the doyen of the house.

And to think there were Jews who voted for him, “because he will know how to deal with the Muslims”.