Biased Against Islam

Profile: The National Republican Movement (Mouvement National Républicain)

1- Name of NGO:

The National Republican Movement (Mouvement National Républicain)

2- Brief & Mission:.

The National Republican Movement (MRN) is a French nationalist and right-wing populist political party in France, founded in 1999 by a group of disaffected National Front members led by Bruno Megret, Yvan Blot, and Jean-Yves Le Gallou. The party is strongly nationalistic, opposing immigration,and  Islamization. The party was initially known as the Front National-Mouvement National, but was forced to change its name to Mouvement National Républicain on 2 October 1999 after being sued by Le Pen for trademark infringement. Its mission focuses on promoting what it perceives as national identity, sovereignty, and the preservation of French cultural heritage. The National Republican Movement has been associated with a nationalist bias and a focus on immigration issues. According to their ideology, As soon as a major fraction of the immigrant population comes from Islam, the whole discourse on republican integration collapses. Because Islam is incompatible with our civilization as a whole.

3- Bias, Agenda & Motivation:

The party’s agenda generally revolves around nationalist policies, emphasizing the primacy of French identity and bias against islam. They think Christianity and principles of the philosophy of enlightenment are incompatible with Islam and its theocratic conception. Freedom, responsibility, charity, love of one’s neighbor, democracy, human rights, secularism, gender equality, none of this is in harmony with the Islamic world. The Party founder believes that the rise of Islam, seeks to impose its norms, values ​​and customs on us.  He said Islam is like sand in the blender. The party has often expressed concerns about immigration, and strong bias against muslims. 

4- Links to Governments/Political Agenda:

The National Republican Movement has not held significant political power in France. However, some of its members have sought local elected positions or alliances with other right-wing political groups.

5- Sources of Funding:

Information regarding the National Republican Movement’s sources of funding is not readily available. Political parties in France typically rely on public subsidies, donations from supporters, and membership fees.

6- Activities:

The National Republican Movement engages in various political activities, including participation in elections, public campaigns, and policy advocacy. Bruno Mégret has expressed solidarity with the US[4] after the 11 September 2001 attack on the World Trade Center to show hate against muslim world. During the 2004 campaign for the regional elections, the MNR campaigned under the “No to Islamisation” slogan and emphasized that If we give free rein to Islam, there will be no integration but rather disintegration of our society. 

7- NGO Leadership:

Initially, Bruno Mégret was the chairman, with Serge Martinez vice-chairman, Jean-Yves Le Gallou, executive director and Franck Timmermans secretary-general. Other notable members of the party included Jean Haudry, Pierre Vial, Jean-Claude Bardet, Xavier Guillemot, Christian Bouchet and Maxime Brunerie. In 2000, the party had fewer than 5000 members, while its youth movement, the Movement National de la Jeunesse, headed by Philippe Schleiter, nephew of Robert Faurisson, had 1500 members. Later in 2008, Bruno Mégret stepped down from party leadership and retired from political life.

8- Controversy:

The National Republican Movement has faced controversy, particularly due to its association with far-right politics and its divergence from the mainstream conservative parties. In 2005, it campaigned against the proposed European Constitution and the possible accession of Turkey to the European Union.

On 6 March 2008, Jean-Marie Le Pen claimed that the MNR was funded illegally by the UIMM, the steel industry branch of the Medef. Bruno Mégret denied these accusations, and counter-claimed that it was foolish for Jean Marie Le Pen to make such claims, as he has been already alleged to be funded by Saddam Hussein and the Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon. In an interview to France 2 on the same day, Le Pen clarified that he had not claimed Bruno Mégret was personally receiving funds from UIMM.

9- Contact Details:

  • Website: www.m-n-r.net
  • Address: France
  • Email: 

10- Classification/Blacklist:

There is no widely recognized or official classification or blacklist specifically targeting the National Republican Movement.

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