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Marine Le Pen Calls on François Hollande to Restore Border Controls

French National Front (FN) political party leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech during a FN political rally in Frejus, France September 18, 2016. (Photo: Reuters)
French National Front (FN) political party leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech during a FN political rally in Frejus, France September 18, 2016. (Photo: Reuters)

French National Front (FN) political party leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech during a FN political rally in Frejus, France September 18, 2016. (Photo: Reuters)

Marine Le Pen called on President François Hollande to restore border controls immediately and to expel or detain those suspected of Islamic extremism. She also said that the French government has been weak in its effort to combat terrorism and prevent future homegrown attacks.

“Because our country is at war, the response must be global, total,”Le Pen said.

Her remarks come just two days before the French people go to the polls in the first round of the 2017 presidential election and also after an Islamic terrorist killed a policeman Thursday night right on Champs Elysees Avenue in central Paris. Two others were wounded in what François Hollande said was a “cowardly killing” by man known to authorities and suspected of Islamic extremism.

Le Pen said Hollande’s governments has been “insufficient and weak, and without authority” in their counterterrorism strategy. She repeated her frequent call for all people who are on the so-called “S” list to be expelled if they are foreign or detained if they are French.

They Hollande government claims these people are simply those police want to keep an eye on, and it doesn’t necessarily mean they are guilty of a crime. However, the S list includes some 20,000 names and officials have repeatedly admitted they cannot all be surveilled.

France has become a target for a rash of Islamic terror attacks either committed by refugees, Islamists posing as refugees or young men who grew up in France and Belgium after their parents immigrated from the Middle East or Africa to Europe. The nation has lived lived under a state of emergency since 2015 and Islamic terrorists have killed more than 230 people in the past two years, alone.

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    I’ll be honest here, I like Marine Le Pen and I wish her for the best. But.. I don’t want to sound like a downer.. so, here it goes: I don’t think she’ll win in France. Why do I think so? Three reasons why:

    1.) The Majority of France are very, very pro-PC people and they are worst than some of the liberal Americans here. I still feel bad about the good people in France though, too bad they’re not the majority.

    2.) The Muslim popularly is gaining strong and they will outnumber the Gays, the Jews and the Christians. And they do vote for left-wingers or center-right politicians.

    3.) There’s no electoral college at all. You have to win by the popular vote only. And remember.. Hillary did lost the electoral college votes, but she won the popular vote (With an little help from illegals and dead people) and France will do the same thing I’m afraid by letting more than 500,000 non-citizens/illegals to interfere the French election so they can vote her out, not just once.. but twice to vote her out!

    It’d be best if Marine runs for President here in America, but not in France.

    I hope I’m wrong about this. But, we’ll see what happens next in France. We’ll see.

    • Richard D. Baris

      French nationalists, even traditional conservatives, have a very difficult path in a one-on-one situation Le Pen is now in. Why, pretty much for all the reasons you stated.

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