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FRANCE: National Front Party To Sue Madonna Over Swastika Video

France's far right National Front Party says it is suing Madonna for superimposing a swastika over their leader Marine Le Pen during a video that played during a concert in Paris this weekend.
The video shown on a huge screen has already been used on other legs of the U.S. singer's tour and shows the singer's face merging with other public figures, such as Pope Benedict and former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by popular protests last year. The face of the National Front leader appears for a few seconds, with the Fascist symbol briefly imposed on it, and is followed by the features of a man resembling Adolf Hitler. "A private plaintiff's case for insult will be presented next week," Florian Philippot, vice-president of the National Front, told Reuters. He called the images an "unacceptable" provocation for attempting to associate Le Pen, who won 18 percent of the vote in April's first-round presidential election in France, with fascism.
Marine Le Pen is the daughter of infamous Holocaust revisionist Jean-Marie Le Pen, who was convicted multiple times of inciting racial hatred.

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