3 Comments Published by jonz on Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 3:29 PM.
Le Pen has referred to 9/11 as a mere "incident", and has compared 9/11 with Dresden.
British Second World War veterans reacted with anger towards Mr Le Pen's comments about the RAF. "They are inappropriate and wrong," said retired squadron leader Bam Bamberger, a Battle of Britain veteran. "Our sole objective during the Second World War was to defeat the Germans who had tried to invade Britain."
Arthur Titherington, who spent much of the war in a Japanese prisoner of war camp after surviving a Luftwaffe bombing raid on Birmingham, said: "The Germans bombed the hell out of us. "Our servicemen were not politically motivated. We were fighting for our country. There is no comparison between terrorists and the RAF."
Le Pen was also convicted of Holocaust Denial in 1987. He's strongly anti-American, and clearly has issues with Jews. Le Pen and Islamists have much in common. See France's Le Pen To Strike a Deal With Muslims;
The National Front is surprisingly popular among Muslim immigrants or second-generation Muslim citizens. For all its campaigning about immigration, Mr. Le Pen's party has always extended support to Arab and Islamic causes abroad, from Saddam's Iraq to Arafat's or Hamas Palestine, and from Al Qaeda to Iran. And it is as firmly anti-American and anti-Jewish as the Muslim community itself tends to be.
What a twat. Let's hope the French see sense and vote for Nicholas Sarkozy.
Cross posted at Maverick News Media