French far right leader Marine Le Pen on trial over Muslim prayer comments

October 20, 2015 7:38 AM

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PARIS – French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is standing trial over comments she made five years ago comparing Muslim street prayers to a foreign occupation.

Le Pen, whose National Front party is known for its anti-immigration and anti-Islam views, is to be judged Tuesday on charges of inciting racial hatred in Lyon, where she'll face four anti-racism and human rights organizations.

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