Marine Le Pen has surged in the polls in recent weeks and is expected to face off in the second round against Emmanuel Macron in France's presidential elections.
The vote bodes a grim future, not only for Muslims and minorities but also for French society as a whole.
The once-dominant Socialist Party has polled a dismal two percent approval of voters in a recent survey, showing how far the left has lost its credibility ahead of upcoming April elections.
French President Emmanuel Macron announces he will seek a second term in office at elections next month, with Russia's war in Ukraine likely to eclipse the campaign but boost his chances.
The firebrand far-right candidate was provided his platform by a multi-billionaire media mogul – but it had some strings attached.
Far from united in their demands, the protestors and their grievances represent a range across the political spectrum.
French authorities took down the giant blue flag after rightwing opponents of President Macron accused him of "erasing" French identity.
With presidential elections drawing near, the French government looks for ways to draw in far-right voters.
Years of anti-Muslim prejudice in France have created a climate for even more extreme political actors to enter the fray. Can established parties put the genie back in the bottle?
Not content with shutting down Muslim civil societies group in the country, now Paris wants to silence critics outside the country.
The far-right National Rally's Marine Le Pen and Paris's Socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo launched their campaigns on Sunday to challenge Emmanuel Macron in the upcoming presidential elections.
Decried and mocked in equal measure, Paris announced another policy widely seen as targeting the country's embattled Muslim community.
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