IS victim Foley’s family protests French far right tweets

December 17, 2015 9:22 AM

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PARIS — French far right leader Marine Le Pen on Thursday took down a tweet showing the execution of American reporter James Foley after his family protested — but left up two other gruesome images of violence by Islamic State extremists.

French authorities are investigating the tweets, which Le Pen posted in response to a journalist who made an analogy between her anti-immigration National Front party and the Islamic State group.

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