Anti Immigrant Far-Right Organization

Profile: League of the South (French: Ligue du Sud)

1- Name of NGO:

League of the South (French: Ligue du Sud)

2- Brief & Mission:

The Ligue du Sud is a far-right French political party founded by Jacques Bompard in 2010 with several former members of the National Front (FN). Party classified as an anti-muslim and “anti-immigrant. The League of the South is a political association whose goal is local roots and the defense of national heritage against the Islamization of society. The Southern League aims in particular to preserve regional identity, develop economic prosperity and quality of life, strengthen security and social justice in the southern regions, however the party has opposed the entry of muslim in france. The party promotes islamophobia over muslim immigration. 

3- Bias, Agenda & Motivation:

The party subscribed to the racist “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory (which postulated that immigrants sought to outbreed and replace the native population), supported the “re-migration” of immigrants specially muslims , rejected the dangers of globalization (which included opposition to the excessive mobilization of fossil fuels), supported responsible consumption, and opposed euthanasia, gay marriages, and abortion.

4- Links to Governments/Political Agenda:

On the occasion of the 2017 legislative elections , the Ligue du Sud formed an alliance with the Comités Jeanne de Jean-Marie Le Pen , Civitas , the Parti de la France and the SIEL. The party brings together various groups from the most radical fringe of the extreme right, such as the Bloc identitaire , the Parti de la France , the Mouvement national republicain and former members of the National Front 

5- Sources of Funding:

The party’’s sources of funding are also unclear. The party does not disclose its financial information, and there is no evidence to suggest that it receives any government funding. The PNF is believed to be funded by private donations, but the identity of its donors is unknown.

6- Activities:

To preserve the environment, the movement calls for the end of “anarchic urbanization” as well as support for small businesses and craftsmen in the face of mass distribution. The movement calls for a reduction in the legal corpus through a simplification of the laws. In addition, he asks for the enforcement of penalties. In terms of reintegration, this must go through paid community service.

7- NGO Leadership:

Jacques Bompard is the President of the party.

8- Controversy:

The movement fiercely opposed the same-sex marriage law in France. The Ligue du Sud is present at all the demonstrations of La Manif pour tous , its deputy Jacques Bompard was very active during the debates in the National Assembly. On February 14th, 2023, the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism (GPAHE) released a report in which it classified the League of the South as an “anti-muslim,” “anti-immigrant,” and “anti-LGBTQ+” group.

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