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Le Pen Faces New Criminal Charges For Sending Pictures of ISIS Abuses On Twitter

06/03/2018

JONATHAN TURLEY

libertyWe have been discussing  the rollback of free speech in France where writers and speakers are now routinely prosecuted for what would be protected political or religious speech in the United States, including the recent conviction of Robert Menard, mayor of Beziers and a top adviser to Menard was found guilty of inciting hatred against Muslims for complaining about the increasing numbers of Muslim children in French schools.  Now Le Pen is again being charged herself.  She has been accused of the “distribution of violent images” for sending out  tweets depicting ISIS propaganda and violence. It is again an example of France’s denial of free speech and particularly political speech.  Regardless of how one feels about Le Pen’s views, these were core political expressions.

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