Le Pen forms an alliance with France's Muslim community
It looks like a political oxymoron, but Jean-Marie Le Pen's National Front is poised to strike an alliance with France's large immigrant Muslim community.Please, please, please. It's not an oxymoron at all, really. If Le Pen could side with dictators like Saddam, well then, why couldn't he do the same with Muslims living in his own country? That could explain why, if there was any hatred harbored by the Muslim community towards Le Pen's gang, it dwindled away almost entirely in past years. Not that there's any honor among criminals, but they can tell that he's on their side if they want to, and can also form an alliance with him, which is more or less what's happening right now. As the report I got from the NY Sun shows, Le Pen is unmasking completely and letting everyone know where he really stands.
A generation after France's right-wing party began its surge with a tough anti-immigration campaign tinged with both racism and anti-Semitism, three factors are coming into play that could spell a strategic realignment.
So look out, France, because Le Pen's trouble for everyone around, you can be sure of that!
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