With their mosques bursting at the seams with worshippers, France's Muslims are aspiring for stately mosques to meet the religious needs of the growing minority.

"There is an urgent need to increase the number of mosques being built," Mohammed Moussaoui, President of the French Council of the Muslim Faith (FCMF), told in an interview.

Last month, Marine Le Pen, the then front-runner to become the leader of the far-right National Front, compared Muslim prayers on the streets to Nazi occupation.

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