French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has “launched a tirade against Islam after the latest terror attack in Paris” in which “suspected ISIS supporter Karim Cheurfi, a French national, opened fire with a Kalashnikov on the Champs Elysees, killing a police officer” and injuring two others — and for which ISIS has claimed responsibility.
The gunman, who had served 15 years in prison for three attempted murders before being released in 2015, had been under preliminary investigation for terrorism and was detained two months ago but “let go” due to insufficient evidence.
Reacting to the atrocities, Le Pen called for the Socialist government to “immediately” tighten borders and deport all foreigners on a terror watch list.
“Islamism is a monstrous totalitarian ideology that has declared war on our nation, on reason, on civilization,” the Front National leader said in Paris.
“Hate preachers must be expelled, the Islamist mosques closed.”