French far right leader Marine Le Pen faces loss of European Parliament immunity

France's far right leader, Marine Le Pen, faces the loss of her European Parliament immunity over comments she made at a 2010 rally comparing Muslim street prayers to an occupation of French territory.

Jaume Duch Guillot, spokesman for the European Parliament, confirmed the vote by the EU committee and said Saturday a final vote was scheduled for June 11.

If she loses her immunity, the leader of the far right National Front party could face charges of racism in France, where a prosecutor opened an investigation into the comments. Le Pen's anti-immigration party made a strong third-place showing in last year's elections, propelled in part by voters concerned about France's growing Muslim minority.

The National Front spokesman didn't immediately return a request for comment.