Family of IS victim James Foley slam Marine Le Pen for tweeting gruesome photos of his execution
Published 17/12/2015 | 09:12
The family of US reporter James Foley are urging French far-right leader Marine Le Pen to take down tweets of gruesome photos of him and others executed by Islamic State extremists.
French authorities are investigating the tweets, which Ms Le Pen posted in response to a journalist who made an analogy between her National Front party and IS extremists.
Ms Le Pen said she was trying to show the distinction between the two.
Diane Foley said on French radio RTL that the tweets "add to the family's pain".
A statement said the family "are deeply disturbed by the unsolicited use of Jim for Le Pen's political gain" and want the photos taken down "immediately".
Mr Foley was captured in 2012 and beheaded last year, apparently by Briton Mohammed Emwazi, known as "Jihadi John".