France charges Marine Le Pen for tweeting images that originally came from ISIS

France charges Marine Le Pen for tweeting images that originally came from ISIS
Marine Le Pen (Image: YouTube screen grab via BBC News)

[Ed. – What do you think, readers?  Must Western voices be silenced when they seek to highlight the vicious brutality of a group like ISIS?  Should governments have the power to suppress the truth in the name of pubic decorum?]

French prosecutors filed preliminary charges Thursday against Marine Le Pen for tweeting brutal images of Islamic State violence.

The prosecutor’s office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said the charges were issued for “distribution of violent images.” If the case eventually reaches trial and she’s convicted, Le Pen could face up to three years in prison and a 75,000-euro ($90,000) fine.

Le Pen’s December 2015 tweets showed executions by IS extremists, including the killing of American reporter James Foley. She posted them in the wake of the November 2015 IS attacks on Paris, accusing the government of not doing enough to protect France.

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