In a condensed display of the far left and far right politics in France, Marine Le Pen’s poster was defaced with a Nazi swastika on the eve of the first round of the presidential election. Stickers read: "Take power. Human first". Photo: AFP

Strange bedfellows: How the far right and Islamic State are feeding off each other in French politics

European and American leaders must back up their words with action if they are to tackle the twin threats to Western democracy

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In a condensed display of the far left and far right politics in France, Marine Le Pen’s poster was defaced with a Nazi swastika on the eve of the first round of the presidential election. Stickers read: "Take power. Human first". Photo: AFP
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