Jean-Marie Le Pen
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Le Pew Le Pen is (1928–) is a holocaust denier and co-founder and former leader of the French far-right party Front National (renamed in 2018 as National Rally). He was the president of that party since its creation in 1972 until his retirement in 2011 when he was succeeded by his also-racist daughter Marine Le Pen. He is a zealous Roman Catholic and, in accord with his socially conservative views, one of his primary goals was to "clean up" France of "lazy immigrants" and to put Catholic policy back into French politics.
He is notable for having managed to advance to the second round of the 2002 presidential election, partly due to left-wing division, earning a "democracy defense" victory for his mainstream conservative rival Jacques Chirac. Also noteworthy: in August of 2015, he was kicked out of the party he founded, which is good even if it was largely a cynical PR move. Of course, he is also admired by American counterparts Ann Coulter and Pat Buchanan notwithstanding his anti-Americanism.
Racism and Holocaust denial
Because of his anti-immigration policies and the fact that he was found guilty on a charge of Holocaust denial, many people label him as a Nazi. He defended his immigration policies by saying that he wants to get rid of only the "lazy" immigrants.
Torture in Algeria
Le Pen lost a defamation lawsuit against Le Monde regarding their accusation of torture against him. Committing torture during war is considered a war crime.
We tortured in Algeria because it had to be done.
- National Rally — The far-right party he co-founded as Front National and led for 30 years
- Marine Le Pen — His daughter, successor leader of the National Rally. Usually still wrong, but less so than her father
- Other stupid quotes
- Jean-Marie Le Pen suggests Ebola as solution to global population explosion
- Torture en Algérie : Jean-Marie Le Pen dément une nouvelle fois by Lucie Soullier (21.02.2018 à 09h22 • Mis à jour le 21.02.2018 à 10h31) Le Monde.
- Le Pen loses torture claim case by Philip Delves Broughton (12:01AM BST 27 Jun 2003) The Telegraph.
- In French
- Nazi occupation not inhumane — Le Pen