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    Marine Le Pen on Trial for Hate Speech

    She’s following in her father’s footsteps. Le Pen, who leads France’s far-right nationalist party, has been charged with “incitement to discrimination, violence or hatred” after she compared praying Muslims to the Nazi occupation. Le Pen’s father, Jean-Marie, has been convicted of hate speech several times — but the accused is questioning the trial’s timing, saying it’s suspicious that they’re bringing charges now for statements she made in 2010, and implying it may have to do with a regional election in December. 

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