Marine Le Pen abuses Ebola scare for anti-African racism

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Le Pen racism accusations: French nationalist leader Marine Le Pen stripped of MEP immunity

3 July 2013

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been stripped of her European Parliament immunity and may now face charges of racism over comments she made comparing Muslim street prayers to an occupation of French territory by the Nazis.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Le Pen: Countries with ebola should be isolated

Saturday, Oct 11 2014, 12:48 (Update: 11-10-14, 15:32)

Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front, wants to sever all connections between France and the “four countries most affected by the Ebola epidemic“. In the name of security of the French, so she says. This is very reminiscent of the way her father long ago used HIV / AIDS in his political struggle.

Do not panic

According to NOS editor Rinke van den Brink Marine Le Pen follows in the footsteps of her father. “In 1989 I did an extensive interview with Jean-Marie Le Pen in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Therein Le Pen described AIDS as a plague threatening countries including France. A plague that was the result of moral decadence, but also of less border controls making HIV / AIDS and other infectious diseases able to travel freely”.

Le Pen said that the number of HIV positive people in France at that time was some millions and amounted to more than a million at least. The highest scientific estimate of that time suggested that HIV positive people were between 200,000 and 250,000 in France.

Do not panic

“As Jean-Marie Le Pen at that time used HIV / AIDS as a political weapon, his daughter seems to do now with Ebola,” concludes Van den Brink. “That same father said this spring that ebola “would fix the immigration problem in three months“.

According to Van den Brink there is a negligible chance of an Ebola outbreak in France. “If once a patient with Ebola will come to France, then that country is perfectly capable of doing what is necessary. And there is no reason to panic. Le Pen pretends all Frenchmen are in danger.”

Ukip leader Nigel Farage caused yet another uproar yesterday after he said that migrants with HIV should be prevented from entering Britain: here.

World powers stand by as Ebola death toll passes 4,000: here.

Ebola outbreak: Tony Abbott says Australia will not ‘send health workers into harm’s way’ to combat the deadly disease in West Africa: here.

SECOND DALLAS HEALTH WORKER CONTRACTS EBOLA A second Dallas health care worker who treated Thomas Duncan has tested positive for Ebola. A national nurses union said Tuesday that hospitals aren’t prepared to deal with Ebola. The Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said the CDC should have acted faster to aid the Dallas hospital handling the first case of Ebola discovered on U.S. soil. Spain identified its weaknesses in handling the outbreak. Ebola cases could reach 10,000 a week by December, according to the World Health Organization. And a group of Liberian Ebola survivors now counsels those currently fighting the virus.

Ebola in Texas: Nurses treated victim ‘without proper protective gear’ in hospital where hazardous waste was ‘piled to ceiling’: here.

CDC UNDER FIRE FOR BOTCHED EBOLA RESPONSE Criticism of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues with news that the second Ebola-stricken Dallas nurse was allowed to board a flight to Cleveland despite reporting her fever. Two schools in Ohio were closed as a precaution after a staffer flew on the same flight. The director of the CDC is under fire for the U.S.’s flawed response. The CDC has issued new guidelines on protective gear amidst criticism of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital’s preventative measures. And Thomas Duncan’s nephew is telling a different story about his uncle’s exposure and treatment. [HuffPost]

Every new development in the Ebola outbreak in the United States further exposes the incompetent, indifferent and irresponsible character of the official US response to what the World Health Organization has called “unquestionably the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times”: here.

USA: Republican who wants a West Africa flight ban didn’t know there are no direct flights to the U.S.: here.

Bahrain has not lifted a ban on Nigerians travelling [t]here, despite the country being declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO), it has emerged: here.

Hysteria Over #Ebola Fuels Racism, While the Real Disease Is Capitalism: here.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Hardly an Ebola expert, Mr Konte read up about the virus and quickly concluded that it was much more likely to spread among poorer people.

“The whole idea is it’s not killing rich people, it’s not killing middle-class people – it’s killing poor people who move from one place to another looking for work or something to eat.”


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