Tuesday, September 22, 2015

France's Le Pen to be tried over anti-Muslim incitement

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front, has been ordered to stand trial in October on charges of inciting racial hatred after comparing Muslim street prayers to the Nazi occupation, legal sources have said.

Le Pen told the AFP news agency on Tuesday that she would attend the trial. "Yes, of course. I wouldn't miss such an occasion," she said.

She was charged in July 2014 after her immunity as a member of the European Parliament was lifted following a vote over her controversial statements.

Le Pen was campaigning to take over leadership of the FN from her father in December 2010 when she made the comparison, complaining that there were "ten to fifteen" places in France where Muslims worshipped in the streets outside mosques when these were full...

   aljazeera.com
  22/9/16

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