Marine Le Pen's pointed to Emmanuel Macron's employment of an Islamist
who was hostile to Charlie Hebdo (Hat tip: Blazing Cat Fur
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Saturday accused her main rival for president, centrist Emmanuel Macron, of being soft on Islamists, in a blistering attack eight days before the vote.
Le Pen pounced on remarks by Macron defending one of his top campaigners in the gritty suburbs north of Paris whom the far-right has labelled a "radical".
Mohamed Saou was asked to step back from Macron's campaign after a website published several of his old Facebook messages, one of which criticised the Charlie Hebdo newspaper targeted by jihadists in January 2015 for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
"He did one or two things that were more... radical.... But he's a good guy otherwise," Macron told Beur FM radio on Friday, adding that he did not want to fire Saou.
Addressing around 1,000 flag-waving supporters in the southern city of Perpignan Le Pen accused the leader of the "En Marche" (On the Move) party of doing the bidding of Islamist groups.
"With Mr Macron, it would be Islamism on the move," Le Pen said.
"It's as if he's writing a new chapter of Houllebecq's book Soumission," she said, referring to a novel by author Michel Houllebecq that portrays a fictional Islamist president coming to power in France.
So Macron's supposedly critical of the man, but defends him anyway. There's more:
In other Facebook posts published by a French Jewish news site, Saou criticised the bans imposed by some towns last year on the Islamic burkini swimsuit and expressed concern about a backlash against Muslims after the July 14 truck massacre in the city of Nice.
Wow, that's all the monster worries about? Most telling is how he has no genuine condemnations or points to make about how the culprits in the tragedies are the ones causing all anguish against Islamists. Yet Macron's clearly not very interested in putting distance between him and the campaign supporter. If he's elected, he will be a serious problem.
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