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Far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen jabs at Charlie Hebdo

Former National Front party leader and far-right French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen says he feels for the victims of the deadly terror attack on Paris newspaper Charlie Hebdo, but he refuses to use the slogan “Je Suis Charlie,” or I am Charlie.

“I feel for the death of the twelve French compatriots,” Le Pen says.

Jean-Marie Le Pen in May 2011. (Photo credit: Jean-Marie Le Pen image  via Shuttershock)
Jean-Marie Le Pen in May 2011. (Photo credit: Jean-Marie Le Pen image via Shuttershock)

“[But] I will not defend the spirit of Charlie [Hebdo], which is an anarcho-Trotskyist [publication].”

Charlie Hebdo is considered to be associated with the left-wing in France.

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