Le Pen under investigation for sharing photos of terrorist violence.
French prosecutors filed charges on Thursday against Marine Le Pen for tweeting images of radical Islamic terrorists killing innocent civilians.
La Pen now faces up to three years in prison and a 75,000-euro ($90,000 in U.S.) fine for the “distribution of violent images.”
The tweets she shared are from December 2015 and revealed ISIS extremists carrying out acts of violence against civilians.
One photo depicted the killing of American reporter James Foley, which shocked the world in 2015 as the Obama administration sat idle and did nothing.
Le Pen said she tweeted out the photographs during the presidential election to show voters the French government needed to do more to combat the terrorist group.
On Thursday, Le Pen told BFM television the charges against her are “clearly aimed at silencing me. Yet I will not be silenced.”
She said she would consider a potential criminal conviction as a “medal of patriotism and defense of the French people.”
Le Pen’s French-first, anti-mass migration stances propelled her into the national spotlight as she aimed to mimic President Donald Trump’s 2016 election strategy.
While she lost the election to Emmanuel Macron, she has continued to lead the National Front to oppose the French government’s open borders policies.
Le Pen is clearly being targeted for sharing information that keeps the attention on the barbaric terrorist group, which exposes France for failing to help in the war on terror.