Front National Politician Sentenced to Jail for Ape Slur

Guardian (London), July 16, 2014

A former local election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) in France has been sentenced to nine months in prison for comparing the country’s justice minister, who is black, to an ape.

Anne-Sophie Leclere provoked a storm last year when she compared Christiane Taubira to an ape on French television and posted a photomontage on Facebook that showed the justice minister, who is from French Guiana, alongside a baby chimpanzee. The caption under the baby ape said “At 18 months”, and the one below Taubira’s photograph read “Now”.

At 18 months | Now

At 18 months | Now


Leclere was an FN candidate in Rethel, in the eastern Ardennes region, for the 2014 local elections, but the FN soon dropped her and went on to do well in the March polls.

On Tuesday, a court in Cayenne, French Guiana’s capital, sentenced her to nine months in jail, banned her from standing for election for five years, and imposed a €50,000 (£39,500) fine. French Guiana is an overseas département of France and is inside the European Union. It also handed the FN a €30,000 fine, putting an end to a case brought by French Guiana’s Walwari political party, founded by Taubira.

The court went well beyond the demands of prosecutors, who had asked for a four-month jail sentence and a €5,000 fine.

Leclere, who was not present in the court, said that she would appeal. The FN said it would also appeal, denouncing the sentences as “appalling” and criticising the trial as a “trap”, as the party was unable to find a lawyer in Cayenne to defend it.

In a television appearance last year, Leclere said she would prefer to see Taubira “in a tree swinging from the branches rather than in government”.

“She is wild,” Leclere said, adding: “I have black friends and it doesn’t mean I call them monkeys.”

Leclere has since defended her comments, saying that while clumsy, they were not racist. She said the photo montage was a joke, and added: “The photo was posted on my Facebook page and I took it off a few days later. I was not the creator of this photograph.”

Taubira has been on the receiving end of several racial slurs over the past year. Not long after Leclere’s comments, the far-right weekly newspaper Minute published a cover featuring a picture of Taubira and headlines that read: “Crafty as a monkey” and “Taubira gets her banana back”.

In French, getting your banana back is roughly the equivalent of recovering the spring in your step.

Joel Pied, of Walwari, said Tuesday’s court decision was “historic and beneficial”. He said: “A prominent institution of the republic recognises that the Front National is punishable by law and that it’s a racist party. We hope this decision will mark a milestone.”

Anne-Sophie Leclere with Marine Le Pen.

Anne-Sophie Leclere with Marine Le Pen.

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  • Einsatzgrenadier

    More diversity means less freedom, especially freedom of speech. If you want to replace western democracy with repressive totalitarian dictatorship and a low level of intellectual development, just make that democracy more and more “multicultural” and “diverse.” After all, the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires weren’t exactly known for their liberal institutions (“liberal” understood in the classical sense) or accomplishments in the arts and sciences.

    • propagandaoftruth

      This is the slimy crypto-Marxist “socialists” getting nasty, because they…

      Watch the rise of the FN with terror and…

      Know there will be a reckoning.

      So get your shots in treacherous ones. Your days are numbered.

      • FN is a bunch of philosemites. Marine Le Pen’s own father has called her out publicly on multiple occasions, voicing his consistent objection to her having sold out the party to interests that go against what the party stands for.

        • propagandaoftruth

          Triangulation then strangulation. The Jew had better rethink any hostility he may or may not have for the West in light of the hordes outside his walls.

          If the West falls, even a 150 average IQ won’t save him from ISLAM.

          If the FN has decided Jews are better than Muslims I have to say kudos to them. We’ll see how it goes down when they take over.

          What’s important is that our enemies are put into place whoever they are and in order to achieve this holy grail…

          We need POWER.

          Enemy of my enemy.

    • anton drexler

      Absolutely right but with one quibble. The Austro-Hungarian empire was enormously accomplished in the arts and sciences, with most of those accomplishments achieved by ethnic Germans.

  • MekongDelta69

    Obviously France (and all of Europe) doesn’t have the First Amendment.
    (Not that we’re a whole lot better off here.)

    And besides, I don’t see any difference in the two pictures…

  • Alexandra1973

    What have they got against apes?

    (I mean the real ones. LOL)

    • TruthBeTold

      I was going to ask which one was the ape?

      • LACountyRedneck

        The dark one with the curly hair and flat nose. 🙂

        • propagandaoftruth

          Hey. Apes are people too…

          • Nonhumans

            I beg to differ…

        • TruthBeTold

          That still doesn’t help.

          • LACountyRedneck

            I thought my comment was funnier than the mod did. 🙂

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      We lost what were obviously funny comments. “Thanks,” mod.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    According to the great physical anthropologist Carleton S. Coon, blacks are less evolved than whites. They are 200,000 years behind the white race in terms of skull and brain development. Because of this, they are much closer to apes than whites. This means that blacks are simply more ape-like than whites, rather than belonging to another species of gorilla or chimpanzee. As a result, blacks will have far more in common with gorillas and chimpanzees than whites, especially in terms of their physical features (greater prognathism, broad, flat noses), sexual habits (promiscuity, r-selected reproductive behavior) and intelligence (small brain size, low IQ).

    • Nonhumans

      Why I refuse to recognize them as human and resent the fact that they generally are. Hence my handle. It comes down to genetics, which explains their behaviours and their failures as “”Humans””. They are not human, and should be classified as their own subspecies.


      Richard Fuerle’s book “Erectus Walks Amongst Us” covers that subject in detail. It’s a very good read if anyone get’s the chance to pick it up.

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

    Republican government is incompatible with forced diversity. In a true democracy, the people would never vote to replace themselves with brown invaders. It is being forced down their throats by an elite class unconcerned with the will of the majority.

    • IstvanIN

      I hope by democracy you don’t mean universal suffrage, because that has been a huge problem as well.

      • Homo_Occidentalis

        Of course not. “We the people” in any Republic must be as narrowly defined as possible. There must be a model culture to which immigrants can aspire.

        Universal sufferage was the biggest mistake America ever made, ushering in decades of Democrat political hegemony.

    • Lt. Greyman, NVA

      I believe Republican (or Representative) government is unstable and inevitability leads to an oligarchy, which does (and is) impose its will on the people.

      • One thing our controlled MSM has taught us is how readily a ‘democracy’ may be subverted by a tiny, wealthy, and powerful minority with a single-minded agenda.

  • LHathaway

    She should be charged with indecency, but that will never be a crime in our new ‘enlightened’ world. Oh no. Not something like that. Such decency laws, even ideas such as decency, could oppress people. At least people who count, as human, anyway.

    • Greg Thomas

      The French government should be charged with “indecency” if they acknowledge this verdict.

  • HJ11

    Too bad she had to lower herself to say she has Black friends.

    No Whites should have Black friends. They are not our kind. Their very presence is harmful to us.

    Whites should only have White friends. They alone are our kind.

    • Rommel15

      Most whites are so scared of being called a “racist” that they will quickly resort to saying they have colored friends in order to escape punishment, even if it is a blatant lie.

      The sooner people get over being called names that mean nothing the closer we will be to freeing ourselves.

  • Pro_Whitey

    You’ve got to be excrementing me. They can pull off a trial thousands of miles away from the defendant , where the defendants cannot obtain legal representation, and these judgments are supposed to stand? What a joke!

    • Nonhumans

      Id say to hell with the libtarded shenanigans and flee the country. Somewhere without an extradition treaty. Its articles like this that make us genuinely appreciate the 1st Amendment.

    • me

      The “European Union” is another trick by the you know who’s to seize power over all of Europe. I can’t figure out why the countries that joined fell for this transparent trap. Eight evil people deciding the fate of millions of other people. The next move is the North American Union, and the Amero. Get ready to rumble….

  • dd121

    It’s “controversial” or a “storm” if somebody utters something liberals don’t like. I’d hate to hurt the poor chimps feelings but what about when they’re basking in the destruction of our civilization, and I don’t like it? That of course if just tough.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “The court went well beyond the demands of prosecutors”

    It looks like the Powers That Be instructed the judge to come down so hard as to scare any white from ever making racial comments. This sentence is worse than what most black Knockout perps receive in America.

  • Steven Barr

    Even in police state UK it’s unlikely something as trivial as this would be punished. Poor France

  • MindHead99

    While I don’t think it should be a crime to make such posts I do think it paints White Idenity movements in a bad way. It gives ammunition to the opponents of our cause and may make moderates more likely to avoid the truth.

    • Pretty much agreed. No warrior worthy of the name gives ammunition to his enemy.

    • UncleSham

      Yeah, but when they hand out a ridiculous 9 month prison sentence for it then most of the ammunition comes back to our side.

  • Standup Broad

    Have you noticed – “the truer” something is, the more upset some people get?

    • If Madame Leclere had been wrong, the worst she would have received is ridicule. Only when we are right do the Cultural Marxists have conniptions.

  • Your Name

    Diversity and multiculturalism ruining cities and countries throughout the world.

  • RyanP

    Prison time for making an offensive comment? Is France still part of Western civilization?

    • me

      There is no Western civilization anymore in Europe. It’s all communist progressive liberal filth, degradation, totalitarianism, and diversity.

  • Xerxes22

    This was a court in French Guiana, South America that sentenced Ms. Leclere to nine months in prison. The majority of the population is Black or mulatto. This ridiculous verdict will probably not survive an appeal assuming that France with its Napoleonic Code still has a decent democratic appeal process.

    • IstvanIN

      Europe needs to cut loose it’s overseas departments, dependencies, territories and constituent countries UNLESS they are mostly White.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Calling blacks monkeys is silly. Restricting immigration is critical.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Calling blacks monkeys is silly.
      Yes, but it is my privilege, lol…

  • Sick of it

    All one has to do is take a quick glance at pictures of the two women in question to see which one is French.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      If I were 30 years younger, I’d be in love with Anne-Sophie. What a honey!

  • Rommel15

    France is right up there with Sweden and England in the European diversity club. They all reap the same benefits of multiculturalism, namely lack of free speech for natives, anti-white media, treasonous anti-white politicians, uncontrolled welfare spending, high crime rates, and of course the removal and replacement of natives.
    Diversity is more destructive to nations than world wars.

  • Greg Thomas

    The French ought to be ashamed of themselves, sending this pretty White French girl to prison in the name of diversity. What a nightmare!

  • r j p

    Free cheese. the lottery, their ancestors swung from trees ….

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    “On Tuesday, a court in Cayenne, French Guiana’s capital, sentenced her to nine months in jail, banned her from standing for election for five years, and imposed a €50,000 (£39,500) fine.”

    I would ignore it.

  • M.

    “I have black friends.”

    No, you don’t :). But okay, you gotta say what you gotta to save your career.

  • M.

    Mme Le Pen’s daughter, not pictured, is also a stunner.


    • propagandaoftruth

      It could have loaded ten times and I’d be fine with it. Nice genetics.

      • M.

        “Nice genetics.”

        And she’s about to pass them on: she’s pregnant. Let’s hope the father is white.

        • Lagerstrom

          Gotta love genetics, people!

  • Lagerstrom

    Compare the two pictures. Which one is more simian-like?