France’s Le Pen accuses rival Macron of being soft on Islamists

Perpignan (France) (AFP) – 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.

  • Spatchcocked

    Macron is a very weird dude…….a very strange fellow.

    His old lady(quite a story there) horripilates me.

    • Now i gotta read up on her;)

      • Art Deco

        He married the MILF. She was one of his high school teachers. His parents arranged for him to study out of town for his last year in high school to put space between the two of them. They have no children, but he has step children a few years younger than he is. BTW, she wasn’t a 23 year old neophyte teacher. She was a middle aged woman at the time, 20-odd years his senior.

    • El Martyachi
  • Martin B

    “But he’s a good guy otherwise”

    Now we know what Macron will say when the first slaughter of French infidels happens on his watch.

    • Unbelievable isn’t it.

    • Solo712

      So says a guy who declared that the French colonial empire was a “crime against humanity”.

      • Art Deco

        The news report I see say he was referring (quite floridly) to Algeria. Actually, a great many Algerian peasants were kicked off their land by pieds noirs agricultural colonists. That’s a crime against Algerian peasants, not a crime against humanity.

    • Alain

      Gee, sounds like our pretend PM.

  • Bla Bla

    Well, macron is a commie, and commies and islamists follow the same tenets to destroy freedom in all forms. The real fun comes when they win and the islamists cut the commies heads off.

    • Art Deco

      He isn’t. He’s an uber-establishmentarian senior civil servant. That’s the problem with him.

  • Spatchcocked

    He’s cut from the same cloth as that fucking nit Hollande.

    IE nothing will be done to move things forward toward a resolution of their national question under the leadership of that MILFer.

  • simus1

    AP, Reuters, and AFP are the three largest news agencies.

    Anytime I stumble upon their product I quickly regain my footing and move on before getting infected.