French anti-racists are taking a controversial media commentator to court, accusing him of stirring up hatred against Muslims. Eric Zemmour, a best-selling author and right-wing pundit, hit headlines after appearing to back the deportation of France's Muslim population.

The French black organisations' umbrella group, Cran, has been joined by the Jewish students' union and several other anti-racist groups in filing complaints against Zemmour for incitement to racial hatred.

Zemmour, who has regular spots on two TV stations and one radio station and a column in the right-wing Le Figaro Magazine, frequently stirs up controversy with attacks on immigrants, Muslims, feminists and the left.

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