PETITION TO SIGN: French Fascist Marine Le Pen is not welcome in Lebanon
SOCIALIST FORUM- LEBANON
We, the undersigned, oppose the planned visit by Marine Le Pen – the French Trump – to Lebanon to meet President Aoun and Prime Minister Hariri.
Le Pen is head of the fascist Front National (FN) in France. For many years the FN has strived to make violent racism and islamophobia an element of mainstream French politics. Xenophobic, Islamophobic, and hateful speech against immigrants and Roma communities are key aspects of FN’s discourse and agenda, and are constantly mobilized by Le Pen’s campaign for the upcoming French presidential elections.
Le Pen is also a strong supporter of dictatorships in the Arab region, from Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria to Vladimir Putin’s Russia and Trump’s US imperial forces, and she has repeatedly shown equivalent support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
We, the undersigned, oppose Le Pen's visit to Lebanon which would provide her with a political platform from which to propagate her racist and sectarian agenda and propaganda.
We also refuse the logic of racist coloniality behind Le Pen’s planned visit and we insist that we are not and will not be a conduit for political agendas that promote hatred, racism and sectarianism.
We call on President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad El Hariri to cancel this visit on the basis that fascists are not welcome in Lebanon.
This call is also a gesture of solidarity with all those fighting against the rising tide of fascism in Europe and elsewhere in the world.