Pun by French far-right party founder slammed as anti-Semitic
Published on Jun 8, 2014 10:10 PM
PARIS (AFP) - Anti-racism campaigners reacted with outrage on Sunday to an apparent anti-Semitic pun by France's former far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen.
SOS Racisme denounced as "the most anti-Semitic filth" a pledge by the founder of the National Front (FN) party to put his critics in their place using a pun suggesting Nazi gas chambers.
The remark was contained in a video clip posted on the FN website and since removed.
In the video, Mr Le Pen railed against a number of critics including pop star Madonna and Yannick Noah, the French singer and former tennis champion.
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