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Robert Chardon, the mayor of a small town in the southeast of France, is sending out tweets with the message: "We must ban the Muslim faith in France."

Chardon is mayor of Venelles, a town near Aix-en-Provence with a population of 8,000. He represents the Union for a Popular Movement party, one of the largest conservative parties in France, and that of former president Nicolas Sarkozy. He is also vice president of the Organization of Municipalities around Aix-en-Provence.

Since Thursday, he has been sending out tweets with an anti-Muslim message.


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