Jean-Marie Le Pen, the French National Front (FN) party founder and the father of conservative presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, blasted the eulogy given by Étienne Cardiles, the husband of Xavier Jugelé. Jugelé, a French police officer, was slain by Karim Cheurfi, a 39-year-old Frenchman on the Champs Elysees last week in an attack claimed by ISIS.
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“‘The long speech he made in some way institutionalised homosexual marriage, exalted it in a public way, and that shocked me,’ Le Pen said in an interview on his web site. Marine Le Pen is the underdog in the coming run-off vote for the presidency against Emmanuel Macron, the centrist candidate.”
…Earlier on Friday the FN announced that Jean-Francois Jalkh, a vice-president of the party who was earmarked to replace Marine Le Pen as party leader for the duration of the presidential campaign, had decided to stand aside over allegations – which he strongly denies – that he was a Holocaust denier.
Jean-Marie Le Pen was expelled from the FN in 2015 for his saying that World War Two Nazi gas chambers were a “detail” of history.
Watch and read Cardiles’ extremely moving eulogy HERE.