Le Pen accuses rivals over French jihadists

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French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday accused her centre-right and socialist rivals of “messing up” by failing to prevent youths from joining jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.

Speaking after she won 100 percent of a party vote to remain the unchallenged chief of France’s far-right National Front, Le Pen added: “These parties (Sarkozy’s UMP and Hollande’s Socialists) carry the full responsibility for our situation.”

The firebrand politician added: “They accuse those who denounce fundamentalism of being Islamophobes, putting everyone in the same boat and forbidding the slightest criticism of the actions of radical Islam.”

More than 1,000 people from a wide range of backgrounds have left France to join the jihadists in Iraq and Syria, with 375 thought to be there currently.

The National Front election came a day after France’s main opposition party, the conservative Union for a Popular Movement, elected former president Sarkozy as its leader.

Given Hollande’s record unpopularity, many analysts believe the 2017 presidential elections could see Le Pen and Sarkozy facing off in a knockout round…