Oliver Willis

Marine Le Pen On Trial For Inciting Hatred

Marine Le Pen, the head of France’s far-right National Front party, is on trial for allegedly inciting hatred. Le Pen in 2010 complained that Muslims praying on the street “is the occupation of territory,” adding, “it is an occupation of part of the territory, suburbs where religious law is applied. Sure, there are no armoured vehicles, no soldiers, but it is an occupation nonetheless and it weighs on residents.”